ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice
- Dr Sam Goldstein, University of Utah
"I think it is a uniquely valuable guide to how psychological thinking and treatment can be helpful to adults with ADHD - I recommend it to all professionals taking on this work."
- Professor Eric Taylor, Head of Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London Institute of Psychiatry
"What emerges fro this perspective is clinical wisdom. I could see and feel both the patient and the therapy."
- Margaret Weiss, Director of research, ADHD Clinic, Children's and Women's Health Centre, Canada
There is increasing recognition of the prevalence of ADHD in adulthood, which is estimated to be around one percent in the general population. These people have often experienced lifelong underachievement; they feel misunderstood and have not received the help they need. Reflecting the growing awareness of this problem, ADHD in Adults provides a comprehensive account of the presentation of adulthood ADHD, its assessment and treatment.
Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book introduces a cognitive behavioural model of ADHD from which the authors developed the Young-Bramham Programme. This is a unique, modular framework for assessing and treating people with adulthood ADHD and associated problems using practical intervention techniques. The book is accompanied by the Young-Bramham Programme Companion Website, www.wiley.com/go/adhdadults that provides downloadable materials for use by clients and therapists.
ADHD in Adults is invaluable reading for clinicians working with adult ADHD clients in many different settings including primary care, adult mental health, learning disability, forensic, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. It will also be a useful self-help resource for ADHD clients, friends, family and supporters.
Abut the Authors.
Foreword By Sam Goldstein.
Forward by Margaret Weiss and Candice Murray.
PART I: BACKGROUND< ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Assessment of ADHD in Adults.
Chapter 3. Treatment of ADHD.
PART II: CORE SYMPTOMS.
Chapter 4. Inattention and Memory Problems.
Chapter 5. Time Management.
Chapter 6. Problem-solving.
Chapter 7. Impulsivity.
PART III: COMORBID AND ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS.
Chapter 8. Social Relationship .
Chapter 9. Anxiety.
Chapter 10. Frustration and Anger.
Chapter 11. Low Mood and Depression.
Chapter 12. Sleep Problems.
Chapter 13. Substance Misuse.
PART IV: THE FUTURE.
Chapter 14. Preparing for the Future.
Dr Jessica Bramham is a Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry and an MA from Cambridge University. She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. Dr Bramham was Dr Young's Successor at the Adult ADHD Service at the Maudsley Hospital and is currently lead Clinical Psychologist for the service. She has been involved in expanding service in order to meet the growing needs of the adult ADHD population in the UK. Neuropsychological assessment is a particular interest of Dr Bramham. She is involved in researching cognitive functioning in adulthood ADHD, the implementation and evaluation of group and individual psychological interventions.