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

By Susan Young, Jessica Bramham

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

"I imagine it's a uniquely beneficial advisor to how mental pondering and remedy should be priceless to adults with ADHD - i like to recommend it to all pros taking up 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 medical knowledge. i may see and believe either the sufferer and the therapy."
- Margaret Weiss, Director of analysis, ADHD sanatorium, Children's and Women's future health Centre, Canada

there's expanding popularity of the superiority of ADHD in maturity, that is predicted to be round one percentage within the normal inhabitants. those humans have frequently skilled lifelong underachievement; they consider misunderstood and feature now not bought the assistance they wish. Reflecting the transforming into know-how of this challenge, ADHD in Adults presents a entire account of the presentation of maturity ADHD, its review and treatment.

Written by means of skilled practitioners within the box, the booklet introduces a cognitive behavioural version of ADHD from which the authors constructed the Young-Bramham Programme. this can be a distinctive, modular framework for assessing and treating individuals with maturity ADHD and linked difficulties utilizing useful intervention ideas. The ebook is observed via the Young-Bramham Programme spouse site, that offers downloadable fabrics to be used by means of consumers and therapists.

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

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Individuals with ADHD are motivated to satisfy a need for immediate gratification and it is important that treatment is structured to include regular immediate rewards in addition to delayed rewards. Specific tools such as worksheets, role-plays and exercises are employed to maintain motivation and attention. Shifts in topic and the incorporation of a variety of teaching techniques (including practical exercises) are attractive to individuals who have significant cognitive deficits, high intolerance and a low boredom threshold.

Some clients have such little confidence in such situations that they avoid them altogether. This seems paradoxical given their often gregarious presentation, but this can be used to mask underlying anxiety and a lack of confidence. In Chapter 9, we outline how conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques may be applied and adapted for patients with ADHD to maximise successful outcomes. 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.

Substance misuse People with ADHD may become involved with substances via two mechanisms. Poor impulse control may lead to increased risk-taking behaviour, experimentation with drugs and subsequent addiction. A second route is when individuals with undiagnosed and/or untreated ADHD use illicit substances to self-medicate. In these circumstances, for pharmacological reasons, the drug of choice is likely to be amphetamine-based but alcohol and cannabis are also often taken by adults with ADHD who claim they induce a sense of calm and relaxation.

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