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ADHD On Flash Drive

In a world where each of us spends many hours per day “connected” one must ponder how high intensity digital stimulation modifies the brain and behavior. Not only adults but children are continuously exposed by their phones “blowing up” with group texts, snap chat, instagram and the like. Our modern digital age comes with many […]

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Q&A: ADHD Expert Offers Clinical Guidance on Prescribing Stimulants

APSARD Board Member, Anthony Rostain, M.A., M.D., was interviewed by Healio Psychiatry. Please see below for the introduction and the link to the full article. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FULL INTERVIEW “ADHD is marked by a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that affects daily functioning. According to data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, the […]

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Schema and Adult ADHD

Below is a link to an interesting article relevant to the psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD, particularly using cognitive behavioral therapy oriented approaches. A previous blog by this writer (Core Beliefs and Adult ADHD, 03/15/2017) highlighted two preliminary studies of the incidence of maladaptive schema in adults with ADHD and their potential contribution to difficulties […]

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Brain Stimulation and Impulsivity in Adult ADHD

Impulsivity is one of the core symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A recent study published online ahead of print in the journal Brain Stimulation reported on the results of a sham controlled study of the potential benefit of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for adults with ADHD. The stimulation targeted the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to […]

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JAD Table of Contents January 2018 Issue 2

The upcoming special issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders highlights research on the prevalence of ADHD around the world as well as throughout the lifespan. These articles are important, not only further documenting the global reach of ADHD, but also shedding light on heretofore under recognized populations of children, adolescents, and adults who may […]

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Mindfulness Meditation: Enhancing Consciousness of Persons Affected by ADHD

By Roberta Waite and Meghan S. Leahy In the 1970’s, Kabat-Zinn popularized mindfulness meditation (MM) as many people sought non-medication interventions for a variety of conditions. Consequently, mindfulness interventions are increasingly used to address many health-related concerns. Today, MM is seen as a practical skill to use that benefits well-being, including being viewed as an […]

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Comparison of Two Measures of Working Memory Impairments in 220 Adolescents and Adults with ADHD

Ryan J. Kennedy, Donald M. Quinlan, and Thomas E. Brown Comparison of Two Measures of Working Memory Impairments in 220 Adolescents and Adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Online First, August 1, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/1087054716661232 This study compares two normed measures used in ADHD evaluations to assess impairments in working memory. Although individuals with […]

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