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J Atten Disord. 2008 Nov;12(3):218-26. doi: 10.1177/1087054707311657. Epub 2008 Jan 11.

Adults with ADHD benefit from cognitive-behaviorally oriented group rehabilitation: a study of 29 participants.

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  • 1Rinnekoti Research Centre, Finland. maarit.virta@psyyke.fi

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In clinical practice, a growing need exists for effective nonpharmacological treatments of adult ADHD. The authors present results from a cognitive-behaviorally oriented psychological group rehabilitation for adult ADHD.

METHOD:

A total of 29 adults with ADHD participated. Rehabilitation consisted of 10 or 11 weekly sessions. Participants were assessed with self-ratings (checklist for ADHD based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Beck Depression Inventory II, Symptom Check List-90 [SCL-90], Brown ADD Scale for Adults [BADDS]), and the ratings of their significant others (BADDS) 3 months prior to treatment, at the beginning of treatment, and at the end of treatment. Also, the Wender Utah Rating Scale questionnaire was completed prior to rehabilitation.

RESULTS:

Rehabilitation resulted in reduced self-reported symptoms in 16 ADHD-related items of SCL-90, BADDS total score, and BADDS subdomains of activation and affect.

CONCLUSION:

Results suggest that cognitive-behavioral group rehabilitation can be suitable in treating adult ADHD.

PMID:
18192618
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