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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 precious consultant to how mental pondering and therapy could be worthwhile to adults with ADHD - i like to recommend it to all pros taking over this work."
- Professor Eric Taylor, Head of division of kid and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's university London Institute of Psychiatry

"What emerges fro this angle is scientific knowledge. i'll see and suppose either the sufferer and the therapy."
- Margaret Weiss, Director of study, ADHD hospital, Children's and Women's overall healthiness Centre, Canada

there's expanding acceptance of the superiority of ADHD in maturity, that is predicted to be round one percentage within the common inhabitants. those humans have usually skilled lifelong underachievement; they consider misunderstood and feature now not got the assistance they want. Reflecting the turning out to be information of this challenge, ADHD in Adults offers a entire 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. this can be a exact, modular framework for assessing and treating individuals with maturity ADHD and linked difficulties utilizing useful intervention strategies. The booklet is followed by way of the Young-Bramham Programme better half site, that gives downloadable fabrics to be used by way of consumers and therapists.

ADHD in Adults is worthwhile analyzing for clinicians operating with grownup ADHD consumers in lots of varied settings together with fundamental care, grownup psychological wellbeing and fitness, studying incapacity, forensic, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. it's going to even be an invaluable self-help source for ADHD consumers, buddies, family members and supporters.

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As ADHD is a heterogeneous disorder, each individual is likely to present with a different constellation of symptoms covering a range of psychological strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, this book contains several stand-alone modules that have been devised and collated to form the Young–Bramham Programme. The Young– Bramham Programme provides an innovative and intensive practical approach to the presentation of adulthood ADHD using cognitive behavioural and motivational interviewing techniques, which are described in detail using case examples.

1995; Wender, 1998; Wilens, Spencer & Biederman, 2002). Moreover adults who have benefited from pharmacological intervention may not experience a considerable reduction in their core symptoms (Weiss, Hechtman & Weiss, 1999) and they may continue to experience a number of symptoms and/or associated problems more suitable for treatment with psychological interventions. Cognitive remediation techniques that target problems associated with adult ADHD, such as attentional difficulties, poor motivation, poor organisational skills, impulsivity and anger management problems, have been shown to be effective in improving daily functioning skills (Stevenson, Whitmont, Bornholt, Livesey & Stevenson, 2002).

Overall there must be clear evidence of clinically significant impairment 24 ADHD IN ADULTS in social, academic or occupational functioning; that is, pervasive across different environments. However, ICD-10 adopts a more restricted definition of ‘hyperkinetic syndrome’ than DSM-IV and requires that all three symptoms are present independently. , 1996). However, the heterogeneous nature and trajectory of the ADHD syndrome means that for each individual the experience of the disorder, and their response to treatment, is different.

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