“Can adults have ADHD?” Andrew J. Cutler, MD, laughingly asked at the beginning of his 2022 NEI Congress session on optimizing adult ADHD treatment. Approximately 80% of adults with ADHD go undiagnosed and untreated, Cutler shared.1 Furthermore, 87% of adults with ADHD have at least 1 comorbid psychiatric condition, like major depressive disorder (60%), substance use […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You can treat the symptoms of adult ADHD with medications, counseling, or both. You’ll work with your doctor to figure out what’s best for you. ADHD is different for everyone, so there’s no one treatment for all. Your treatment plan will depend on lots of things, including how the disorder affects your life, other conditions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
She said that the approach that they use, described by Safren and colleagues,4 was developed based on the idea that most patients would be taking medication, and many studies thus report effectiveness of CBT in patients receiving pharmacological treatment. That said, Sprich noted that her group has piloted a CBT approach for patients who are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With adult ADD, all you need to make a marriage or partnership last is love, right? Wrong. You also need these relationship tools. by Jonathan Halverstadt Regardless of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), falling in love is easy. A rush of biochemical euphoria comes with “new love.” Those of us with ADD/ADHD often hyperfocus on romance, not just for the sake […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. Associate Editor In people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), being impulsive is often one of the more challenging symptoms. “[I]mpulsivity is one of the core symptoms of ADHD,” according toTerry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author ofSurvival Tips for Women with AD/HD. It’s also “one of the more challenging aspects to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ADHD in Adults: 5 Tips for Taming Impulsivity