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Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) + Medication outperforms CBT alone to treat ADHD symptoms among adults. At the same time…

adult_adhdAlthough medication is the primary treatment for adults with ADHD, and has good empirical support, many adults would rather not take it. For these adults with ADHD, it would be helpful to know whether medication is likely to provide significant benefits above and beyond those they would gain from well-conducted therapy, or whether they are likely to derive roughly equivalent benefits from therapy alone. Read the rest of this entry »

ADHD & the brain: Does ADHD treatment improve long-term academic, social and behavioral outcomes?

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The ADHD challenge

The core symptoms of ADHD frequently cause significant impairment in academic, social and behavioral functioning that adversely impact individuals’ quality of life. These symptoms often persist into adulthood, potentially compromising an individual’s functioning over many years. Understanding how ADHD impacts long-term functioning, and whether adverse long-term affects are diminished with treatment, is Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Can self-monitoring help promote academic success, and reduce ADHD symptoms, in college students with ADHD

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College students with ADHD are more likely to drop out than other students, have lower grade point averages, and endorse more academic difficulties overall.  Approximately 25% of college students with ADHD receive academic accommodations, Read the rest of this entry »

Study finds large gaps between research and practice in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

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Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is important for children to routinely receive care in the community that is consistent with best-practice guidelines.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has clearly recognized this and published guidelines for Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: 40% who discontinue ADHD medication treatment concerned about loss of self

For many individuals with ADHD the symptoms and problems associated with the disorder persist into young adulthood and beyond. In cases where an ongoing positive response to medication occurs, and where there are no significant adverse side effects, treatment that persists across many years of development could thus be helpful. Read the rest of this entry »

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