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University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program

Hello APSARD Members, The APSARD Social Media and Website committee is trying out a new blog feature. We will be showcasing various clinical/clinical-research programs specializing in various aspects of the assessment and treatment of ADHD. The purpose is to highlight some of the professional activities of APSARD members and the availability of these programs as […]

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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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Why Do Adults With ADHD Choose Strength-Based Coaching Over Public Mental Health Care? A Qualitative Case Study From the Netherlands.

Schrevel, S. J. C., Dedding, C., & Broerse, J. E. W. (2016). Why do adults with ADHD choose strength-based coaching over public mental health care? A qualitative case study from the Netherlands. Sage Open, July-September, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/2158244016662498  Overview and Recommendations by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC  The coaching profession has had a relative scarcity of research […]

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Affective Lability or Emotional Dysregulation: Diagnostic Overlaps

Affective lability is a term used in mood disorders where as emotional dysregulation is described in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. At first glance these two terms might appear to make categorical distinctions yet the clinical presentation is often much more confusing. Richard-Lepouriel and colleagues (2016) wrote in their paper on the similarities of affective lability […]

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How Do We Manage a Patient Who Presents ADHD and Comorbid Depression? How Well Do Antidepressants Work In This Patient Population?

This is an everyday issue in real world clinical practice. The old adage of “Treat mood and anxiety first” before treating ADHD has long been considered the recommended standard of care when confronted with patients with ADHD comorbid with significant mood or anxiety symptoms. Recent findings by Chen et al from a nationwide longitudinal study […]

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