Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood is a common and debilitating condition. While medications have been effective in treating ADHD in adults, most people treated with medication will still have symptoms that require additional symptom management skills and strategies.
For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem-solving, and emotional management can turn everyday life into an uphill battle. Fortunately, there is practical help. No one is a better guide to the best possible care - and what patients can do for themselves.
A focal wellspring of dissatisfaction for most grown-ups with ADHD is knowing what to do but trying to put their intentions into action. These difficulties also hamper their ability to use self-help books and get the most out of psychosocial treatments, which provide coping strategies that promise to improve their function.
Mastering ADHD in adults has been thoroughly updated to introduce the most up-to-date empirically supported treatment strategies in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for managing ADHD symptoms in adults. The therapist's guide provides doctors with adequate resources to teach adult clients skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help manage ADHD.
The program has been updated with the optional use of technology and smartphones to improve organization and planning. Core modules include developing scheduling and task tracking systems, reducing distractibility, and improving adaptive thinking skills. There is also an optional module to reduce the delay. It also provides information on how to hold an informational meeting with a spouse, partner, or relative.
The detailed session descriptions are a useful resource for therapists performing the treatment. They contain all the information necessary to participate in the hands-on ADHD guide, CBT mediation.