Table 14Evidence summary table for trials of psychological interventions for adults with ADHD

CBT versus control
Total number of studies (number of participants)1 (31)
Study IDSAFREN2005
Benefits (end of treatment)
Core ADHD symptoms at end of treatment (independent evaluator)ADHD-RS
SMD −0.60 (−1.32 to 0.12)
Quality: Moderate
K = 1, N = 31
Emotional outcomes at end of treatment (independent evaluator)Hamilton Anxiety Scale
SMD −0.85 (−1.59 to −0.11)
Quality: High
K = 1, N = 31
Emotional outcomes at end of treatment (self-rated)Hamilton Anxiety Scale
SMD −0.81 (−1.54 to −0.07)
Quality: High
K = 1, N = 31
Dichotomous outcomes
Non-respondersLess than 2 point change on CGI
RR 0.50 (0.28 to 0.91)
Quality: High
K = 1, N = 31

From: 7, PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS AND PARENT TRAINING

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