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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA & J. Russell Ramsay, PhD,
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder that affects between 8-10 million adult Americans. Treatment strategies often involve a combination of medication, lifestyle and behavioral modification, and counseling. Though many psychotherapeutic modalities may be employed as alternatives or supplements to medication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has demonstrated the most efficacy and is the most strongly supported by the current evidence base. Research has shown that a treatment program combining pharmaceutical and behavioral therapy may be the most effective ADHD management strategy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach provides an overview of etiology, diagnosis, and comorbidity as well as treatment issues for adult ADHD. The authors discuss the multifactorial approach to treatment, relapse prevention, and long-term management of adult ADHD.  


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