ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice

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There is increasing recognition of the prevalence of ADHD in adulthood, which is estimated to be around one percent in the general population. These people have often experienced lifelong underachievement; they feel misunderstood and have not received the help they need. Reflecting the growing awareness of this problem, ADHD in Adults provides a comprehensive account of the presentation of adulthood ADHD, its assessment and treatment.

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Overview

There is increasing recognition of the prevalence of ADHD in adulthood, which is estimated to be around one percent in the general population. These people have often experienced lifelong underachievement; they feel misunderstood and have not received the help they need. Reflecting the growing awareness of this problem, ADHD in Adults provides a comprehensive account of the presentation of adulthood ADHD, its assessment and treatment.

Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book introduces a cognitive behavioural model of ADHD from which the authors developed the Young-Bramham Programme. This is a unique, modular framework for assessing and treating people with adulthood ADHD and associated problems using practical intervention techniques. The book is accompanied by the Young-Bramham Programme Companion Website, www.wiley.com/go/adhdadults that provides downloadable materials for use by clients and therapists. ADHD in Adults is invaluable reading for clinicians working with adult ADHD clients in many different settings including primary care, adult mental health, learning disability, forensic, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. It will also be a useful self-help resource for ADHD clients, friends, family and supporters.

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"Written by experienced practitioners in the field???" (Human Givens, January 2007)

??????recommended as a clear, upbeat, and positive set of modules for the psychological treatment of people suffering from a defined disorder.??? (Journal Of Mental Health, June 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470012314
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/22/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures and Tables     vii
About the Authors     xi
Foreword   Sam Goldstein     xiii
Foreword   Margaret Weiss   Candice Murray     xvi
Preface     xxiii
Acknowledgements     xxv
Background, Assessment and Treatment     1
Introduction     3
Assessment of ADHD in Adults     23
Treatment of ADHD     41
Core Symptoms     57
Inattention and Memory Problems     59
Time Management     75
Problem-solving     97
Impulsivity     113
Comorbid and Associated Problems     127
Social Relationships     129
Anxiety     149
Frustration and Anger     177
Low Mood and Depression     197
Sleep Problems     213
Substance Misuse     233
The Future     253
Preparing for the Future     255
References     269
Index     279
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