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ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice

ISBN: 978-0-470-02989-3
318 pages
November 2006
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"This volume is a ground-braking first step in standardizing the psychosocial treatment of adults with ADHD."
- 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.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Abut the Authors.

Foreword By Sam Goldstein.

Forward by Margaret Weiss and Candice Murray.




Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Assessment of ADHD in Adults.

Chapter 3. Treatment of ADHD.


Chapter 4. Inattention and Memory Problems.

Chapter 5. Time Management.

Chapter 6. Problem-solving.

Chapter 7. Impulsivity.


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.


Chapter 14. Preparing for the Future.



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Author Information

Dr Susan Young is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. She is a Chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and a Clinical Neuropsychologist. Dr Young has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London and a PhD from King's College London, University of London. She has many years experience working at the renowned Maudsley Hospital in the UK where she developed and set up the neuropsychology service for the UK's first National Adult ADHD service. Dr Young has extensive experience in the assessment and psychological treatment of young people and adults with ADHD, both males and females. She has published widely on the subject, in particular on epidemiology, neuropsychological functioning, comorbidity and psychological treatment.

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.

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"Written by experienced practitioners in the fieldâ?¦" (Human Givens, January 2007)

â??â?¦recommended as a clear, upbeat, and positive set of modules for the psychological treatment of people suffering from a defined disorder.â?? (Journal Of Mental Health, June 2007)

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