Cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD in medication-treated adults with continued symptoms

Steven Safren, Michael W. Otto, Susan Sprich, Carol L. Winett, Timothy E. Wilens, Joseph Biederman

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the potential efficacy, patient acceptability, and feasibility of a novel, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who have been stabilized on medications but still show clinically significant symptoms. Thirty-one adults with ADHD and stable psychopharmacology for ADHD were randomized to CBT plus continued psychopharmacology or continued psychopharmacology alone. Assessments included ADHD severity and associated anxiety and depression rated by an independent evaluator (IE) and by self-report. At the outcome assessment, those who were randomized to CBT had lower IE-rated ADHD symptoms (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-842
Number of pages12
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Cognitive Therapy
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Psychopharmacology
Self Report
Anxiety
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Depression

Keywords

  • Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Randomized controlled trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD in medication-treated adults with continued symptoms. / Safren, Steven; Otto, Michael W.; Sprich, Susan; Winett, Carol L.; Wilens, Timothy E.; Biederman, Joseph.

In: Behaviour Research and Therapy, Vol. 43, No. 7, 07.2005, p. 831-842.

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Safren, Steven ; Otto, Michael W. ; Sprich, Susan ; Winett, Carol L. ; Wilens, Timothy E. ; Biederman, Joseph. / Cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD in medication-treated adults with continued symptoms. In: Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2005 ; Vol. 43, No. 7. pp. 831-842.
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