A mission of APSARD is to disseminate information about evidence-supported treatments for ADHD. This objective is fulfilled by providing a contemporary cross-section of established treatments and “best practices” based on the extant research. However, this goal of APSARD is also met by highlighting emerging evidence and research that may not yet be conclusive but highlights promising new treatments or novel administrations of existing treatments. To this end, APSARD is fortunate to have the Journal of Attention Disorders as our flagship journal (a digital subscription to which is part of the annual APSARD membership dues) under the editorial supervision of Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
The April 2017 features three promising studies in the “Research to Practice” section. There is a study of internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult ADHD, providing a novel means of access to this evidence-supported psychosocial intervention. Julia Rucklidge has published several studies on vitamin-mineral supplementation and its effects on ADHD and reports on a one-year follow-up of a randomized-controlled study. Lastly, a mindfulness-based group training for adult ADHD is compared with a skills-focused group for ADHD in an open study.
Each of the studies makes an important contribution to the clinical literature, including moving beyond the broad band interventions targeting the symptoms of ADHD and focusing on narrow band interventions that may target other facets of the effects of ADHD, such as impairment. These studies will be sure to trigger discussions and I invite you to share your comments on them with your APSARD colleagues in the Member’s Forum section of the APSARD website at www.apsard.org.
If you are a member of APSARD, you can access the Journal of Attention Disorder articles by logging on to the APSARD website and clicking here.