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, college of Utah

"I imagine it's a uniquely useful consultant to how mental pondering and therapy may be precious 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 attitude is medical knowledge. i'll see and consider either the sufferer and the therapy."
- Margaret Weiss, Director of study, ADHD medical institution, Children's and Women's wellbeing and fitness Centre, Canada

there's expanding reputation of the superiority of ADHD in maturity, that's expected to be round one percentage within the normal inhabitants. those humans have usually skilled lifelong underachievement; they think misunderstood and feature no longer got the assistance they want. Reflecting the becoming know-how of this challenge, ADHD in Adults presents a finished account of the presentation of maturity ADHD, its evaluate and treatment.

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

ADHD in Adults is important analyzing for clinicians operating with grownup ADHD consumers in lots of varied settings together with fundamental care, grownup psychological well-being, studying incapacity, forensic, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. it is going to even be an invaluable self-help source for ADHD consumers, acquaintances, kin and supporters.

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Some sleep problems may be explained by core symptoms of ADHD as an incessant feeling of inner restlessness may prevent people from getting to sleep. Other sleep problems may be more similar to disturbance associated with affective disorders, such as early wakening in depression. Sleep problems may also relate to medication for treating ADHD, particularly following withdrawal of stimulant medication, or drug holidays or changes in dose. In Chapter 12, we review the function of sleep, describe the different stages of sleep, and consider how the core symptoms of ADHD may exacerbate sleep problems such as hypersomnia and insomnia.

Nadeau, 1995; Ratey, Greenberg, Bemporad & Lindem, 1992; Weiss & Hechtman, 1993; Wender, 2000; Young, 2000). These may be viewed as consequences of the core symptoms of ADHD and have been described as the secondary characteristics or social and emotional sequelae of ADHD in adulthood (Young, 2000). These sequelae include: impairment of social skills and poor interpersonal relationships; anxiety; mood lability, especially frustration and poor anger control; a sense of failure and low self-esteem; sleep difficulties; and substance misuse.

For adults with ADHD, the difficulty with sustaining attention may be the most disabling problem as individuals struggle to engage in activities that are long, boring, repetitious or tedious. In contrast, when activities are particularly interesting or motivating and/or involve immediate gratification (such as computer games), individuals with ADHD are able to concentrate. Such inconsistencies can be difficult to understand for people around them and can be a source of tension and frustration. In Chapter 4 we also discuss how clients need to be able to recognise tasks that are likely to be problematic and respond appropriately and adaptively.

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