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A DSM-5 screening tool for adult ADHD

The World Health Organization Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5 By Ustun B, Adler LA, Rudin, Faraone SV, Spencer TJ, Berglund P, Gruber MJ, Kessler RC. By Pietro De Rossi Abstract: Importance: Recognition that adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common, seriously impairing, and usually undiagnosed has led to the development of adult ADHD screening scales…

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ADHD and autistic traits

Case report – Effectiveness of pharmaceutical therapy with lisdexamfetamine, aripiprazole and additional guanfacine in combination with psychotherapy By Johanna Krause Summary A 20 year old male patient is described, who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 12 years with leading symptoms of inattention and impulsivity. Medication with long acting methylphenidate and D-amphetamine had…

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ADHD and Negative Thinking

By J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Research Updates Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychosocial treatment that has been adapted for use with adults with ADHD. Numerous clinical outcome studies, including several randomized trials comparing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with active control treatments have yielded positive results, often in combination with ADHD medications. A common…

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