Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD
An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach
Routledge – 2008 – 252 pages
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that afflicts anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of the adult population (roughly 8-10 million Americans). Among several therapeutic treatment approaches available as a supplement or alternative to medication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has emerged as the most successful and has the strongest current evidence base of support, while integrative treatment programs that combine CBT and prescription drugs have shown even more promise. In this volume, Ramsay and Rostain provide an overview of symptoms, assessment and diagnosis issues for adult ADHD. Utilizing research, case examples, and a combined biological and psychosocial treatment approach, the authors discuss the many complicated factors that go into treatment, relapse prevention, and long-term management of adult ADHD, including particular focus on comorbidity and medication issues.
"A valuable guide for clinicians working with adults who experience the various types of ADHD. Here is a wealth of useful information about etiology, diagnosis, and comorbidity as well as treatment, presented in no-frills prose and interspersed with informative case examples. One gets a clear sense of authorial wisdom and competence—of clinicians who have helped lots of patients bring order to their chaotic lives." - Robert K. A., PsycCritiques
"Ramsay and Rostain rise to the occasion by providing a comprehensive guide for clinicians based on their research-based, multi-modal approach of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy used in the University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program. The authors present the CBT Case Conceptualization model in a clear and concise format, going beyond the basic framework of the model and introducing readers to the specifics of using the model with adult ADHD patients. With the appreciation that effective and appropriate treatment is correlated with research, Ramsay and Rostain devote an entire chapter to presenting research for CBT and pharmacotherapy for adult ADHD. [They] have achieved their goal of providing a user-friendly, comprehensive guide that is valuable for not only practicing clinicians, but a must for graduate and medical students’ resource collection." - Joy C. Jansen, Journal of Attention Disorders
Adult ADHD: Diagnosis, Symptoms, Etiology, and Assessment. Models of Treatment: CBT and Pharmacotherapy for Adult ADHD. Research Evidence for CBT and Medications for Adult ADHD. Clinical Case Examples. Complicating Factors. Maintenance and Follow-up.
J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He serves as the Associate Director of Penn’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, with a particular expertise in psychosocial treatments for adults with ADHD. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, has recently been nominated to be a member of the professional advisory board for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and is a staff writer for Focus Magazine (ADDA’s publication).
Anthony L. Rostain, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry, which includes oversight of the medical student and residency programs. He is the Director of Penn’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, which he co-founded with Dr. Ramsay in 1999. Dr. Rostain is on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, is widely published, is repeatedly listed in the Top Doctors list for Philadelphia.