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ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice by Susan Young, Jessica Bramham

By Susan Young, Jessica Bramham

"This quantity is a ground-braking first step in standardizing the psychosocial remedy of adults with ADHD."
- Dr Sam Goldstein, collage of Utah

"I imagine it's a uniquely important advisor to how mental considering and therapy might be important to adults with ADHD - i like to recommend it to all execs taking up this work."
- Professor Eric Taylor, Head of division of kid and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's collage London Institute of Psychiatry

"What emerges fro this attitude is scientific knowledge. i'll see and think either the sufferer and the therapy."
- Margaret Weiss, Director of study, ADHD medical institution, Children's and Women's well-being Centre, Canada

there's expanding attractiveness of the superiority of ADHD in maturity, that's anticipated to be round one percentage within the basic inhabitants. those humans have usually skilled lifelong underachievement; they think misunderstood and feature no longer bought the assistance they wish. Reflecting the becoming wisdom of this challenge, ADHD in Adults presents a accomplished account of the presentation of maturity ADHD, its evaluate and treatment.

Written by means of skilled practitioners within the box, the ebook introduces a cognitive behavioural version of ADHD from which the authors constructed the Young-Bramham Programme. it is a designated, modular framework for assessing and treating individuals with maturity ADHD and linked difficulties utilizing sensible intervention thoughts. The booklet is followed via the Young-Bramham Programme spouse site, that gives downloadable fabrics to be used by way of consumers and therapists.

ADHD in Adults is necessary analyzing for clinicians operating with grownup ADHD consumers in lots of various settings together with fundamental care, grownup psychological health and wellbeing, studying incapacity, forensic, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. it is going to even be an invaluable self-help source for ADHD consumers, associates, relations and supporters.

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There may be a particular risk for females with hyperactive subtype and comorbid conduct disorder as 60% of this group received inpatient admissions for their problems. There is a growing body of evidence documenting sex differences in the expression of ADHD and its associated problems that argues strongly for gender specific treatments. Females seem to experience greater mood instability, anxiety and interpersonal problems whereas males seem to present with antisocial behavioural problems, including verbal and physical aggression.

There is clearly a role for psychological intervention for people who are diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood in order to facilitate their adjustment and acceptance of INTRODUCTION 21 the disorder. These individuals, as well as those who were fortunate to be diagnosed and treated in childhood, also require psychological interventions to help them cope with the psychological, social and occupational demands they will meet as adults. The Young–Bramham Programme provides treatment strategies to address these needs by applying techniques drawing from psychoeducation, to engage the client in a learning process; motivational interviewing to encourage change; cognitive remediation and cognitive behavioural treatments to teach coping strategies and develop skills.

In order to address social anxiety and avoidance, we discuss how to modify behaviour in varying social situations, including controlling the impulse to over-compensate for feelings of inadequacy by ‘playing the fool’ and attention seeking behaviour. We also introduce methods to re-interpret common reactions/responses to anxiety by evaluating thoughts, feelings, behaviours and bodily reactions. A version of the Clark (1986) cognitive behavioural model of panic is presented with appropriate coping strategies for intervention.

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