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Behav Res Ther. 2011 Mar;49(3):175-85. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.01.001. Epub 2011 Jan 14.

Reduced ADHD symptoms in adults with ADHD after structured skills training group: results from a randomized controlled trial.

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Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Centre for Molecular Medicine L8:02, Karolinska Institute/Karolinska University Hospital, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden. Tatja.Hirvikoski@ki.se

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) -based method developed in Germany were evaluated in a Swedish outpatient psychiatric context.

METHOD:

Fifty-one adults with ADHD on stable medical treatment or on no medication were randomized to the DBT-based skills training (n=26) or a parallel loosely structured discussion group (n=25). Self-rating scales were administered before randomization and after the treatment.

RESULTS:

Feasibility and participant satisfaction were good in both groups while skills training was perceived as more logical and effective for ADHD-related problems. The analyses of the individuals who completed the treatment and remained stable with regard to medication (n=19 in skills training; n=18 in control group) showed a significant reduction in ADHD symptoms in the skills training group, but not in the control group. No reduction of comorbidity was observed in any of the groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

The treatment was feasible in an outpatient psychiatric context, well tolerated, and significantly reduced ADHD symptoms in on-treatment individuals who remained stable regarding medication status.

PMID:
21295767
DOI:
10.1016/j.brat.2011.01.001
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