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By Susan Young, Jessica Bramham

ISBN-10: 0470012315

ISBN-13: 9780470012314

"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 precious consultant to how mental pondering and therapy should be necessary 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 angle is medical knowledge. i may see and suppose either the sufferer and the therapy."
- Margaret Weiss, Director of study, ADHD hospital, Children's and Women's future health Centre, Canada

there's expanding attractiveness of the superiority of ADHD in maturity, that is expected to be round one percentage within the common inhabitants. those humans have frequently skilled lifelong underachievement; they think misunderstood and feature now not obtained the assistance they want. Reflecting the becoming know-how of this challenge, ADHD in Adults offers a entire account of the presentation of maturity ADHD, its overview and treatment.

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

ADHD in Adults is priceless studying for clinicians operating with grownup ADHD consumers in lots of diverse settings together with basic 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, family members and supporters.

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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.

Individuals are often impatient and quick to become cross especially when others do not appear to understand them or follow what they are saying. Mood states can change rapidly and possibly without apparent triggers. These symptoms may be misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder, but the difference is that, for ADHD, lability occurs over a matter of hours whereas in cases of bipolar disorder it will occur over a period of weeks. Individuals have a history of failing (which they may perceive as the incompletion of projects).

1 A cognitive behavioural model of ADHD in adults situations (Young, 2005). It is possible that the negative cycle itself becomes a motivational force that compels change in a situation. A ‘Drive Theory’ was initially proposed by Hull in 1943. According to this theory, humans are driven to reduce arousal or tension so that they may maintain a sense of comfort and equilibrium (Hull, 1943). Whilst adults with ADHD may engage in a spontaneous process of reappraisal, this INTRODUCTION 11 is likely to be negatively influenced by their cognitive impairments, resulting in the process being dysfunctional or unsuccessful.

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