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Adult ADHD: The Effects of Group CBT

NewStudy-Graphic-72x72_edited-3 A recent study in the Journal of Attention Disorders showed that brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group sessions help to significantly decrease the psychological consequences of ADHD.

Adults diagnosed with ADHD are more likely than other adults to suffer from a range of social and emotional consequences, including co-morbid disorders. These comorbid disorders include anxiety, depression, personality disorder, substance abuse, academic underachievement, occupational problems, social interaction and relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and poor self-identity. These additional symptoms are in large part due to adult patients’ late diagnosis and the adverse reactions their behavior prior to diagnosis aroused from others. Read more

Alternatives to Drugs for Hyperactive Children? Psychotherapy Can Help

 

A recent NY Times article talks about the prevalence of ADHD in children, and parents who want to avoid drugs like Ritalin. The American Psychological Association in fact recommends that parents consider non-drug treatment first for children. The article discusses one family that used new parenting techniques to help with their son’s ADHD, and also says that Cognitive Behavior Therapy has been demonstrated to help teach children how to improve their anger, frustration, depression, and anxiety. We actually just posted on how nurses used Cognitive therapy to help children ages 7-18 — see below…