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J Atten Disord. 2017 Nov;21(13):1130-1137. doi: 10.1177/1087054712468052. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

Goal Management Training in Adults With ADHD: An Intervention Study.

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1
1 Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands.
2
2 Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article describes a controlled, neuropsychological intervention study in adult ADHD. We examined whether adults with ADHD would benefit from a structured course based on Goal Management Training (GMT). The comprehensive course also included psycho-education on the important aspects of executive functioning as well as counseling with respect to coping behaviors.

METHOD:

The intervention group was compared with a control group of patients who received psycho-education only ( n = 12 and n = 15, respectively). The effects of the intervention were evaluated using subjective and objective test measures. In addition, a structured preassessment, an evaluation, and a group comparison were carried out by an experienced clinician, who was blinded to the intervention itself.

RESULTS:

The results of the structured clinical interview obtained in the active intervention group were significantly better in the intervention group than those of the control group.

CONCLUSION:

The findings suggest that the combination of GMT with psycho-education and counseling may have validity for adults with ADHD.

KEYWORDS:

ADHD; adults; cognitive training; executive functioning

PMID:
23264370
DOI:
10.1177/1087054712468052
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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