Could It Be Adult ADHD?

Could It Be Adult ADHD?

A Clinician's Guide to Recognition, Assessment, and Treatment

Book - 2017
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One out of every 10 adult psychotherapy clients likely has ADHD. Due to high comorbidities with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental disorders, along with considerable behavioral dysfunction, adult ADHD is even more common in clinical populations than the general public. Whenan ADHD diagnosis is missed, psychotherapy is often frustrating and less effective.Could it be Adult ADHD? is for mental health professionals who wish to learn how to recognize, assess, and treat adult ADHD. Written in a style maximally accessible to the practicing mental health professional, this book educates early-career psychotherapists and experienced professionals alike onthe disorder and its treatment. Author Jan Willer provides a full description of adult ADHD symptoms, based on the most current research, including executive functioning problems, emotional dysregulation, atypical reward sensitivity, and problems with time perception. Recognizing patterns ofdysfunction is essential to identify ADHD, so two detailed composite cases are presented, along with supplemental case material. Strengths that may be associated with ADHD are described. Willer offers guidance on providing psychoeducation about cognitive differences in ADHD, which is essential forclient self-acceptance and adaptive functioning. Common psychotherapy problems with ADHD clients are addressed, including chronic lateness to sessions, missed appointments, motivation problems, difficulties with homework, and tangentiality. Willer also discusses medications for ADHD, including theirbenefits, contraindications, and side effects, and reviews the effectiveness of non-traditional treatments.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Oxford University Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780190256319
0190256311
Call Number: 616.8589 W667c
Characteristics: xiii, 256 pages ; 24 cm

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