2nd Edition

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach

    252 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    252 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach has been revised, updated, and expanded for this second edition and remains the definitive book for clinicians seeking to treat adults with ADHD. Clinicians will continue to benefit from the presentation of an evidence-supported treatment approach for adults with ADHD that combines cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy adapted for this challenging clinical population. The updated edition of the book offers new and expanded case examples, and the authors emphasize more detailed, clinician-friendly "how to" instructions for the delivery of specific interventions for adult patients with ADHD. Understanding that most adults with ADHD say, "I know exactly what I need to do, but I just cannot make myself do it," the book pays special attention to the use of implementation strategies to help patients carry out the necessary coping skills to achieve improvements in functioning and well-being in their daily lives. In addition to providing an outline of their treatment approach, Drs. Ramsay and Rostain provide an up-to-date review of the current scientific understanding of the etiology, developmental course, and life outcomes of adults with ADHD as well as the components of an thorough diagnostic evaluation. As an added clinical resource, Drs. Ramsay and Rostain have also produced a companion patient handbook written for adults with ADHD, The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out, which clinicians can use with their patients. 

    Preface  1. Adult ADHD: Diagnosis, Symptoms, Etiology, and Assessment  2. Models of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Adult ADHD  3. Research Evidence for CBT and Medications for Adult ADHD  4. Clinical Case Examples  5. Complicating Factors  6. Maintenance and Follow-Up  Appendix A: Informational Resources about Adult ADHD  Appendix B: Outline of a Typical CBT Session for Adult ADHD  Appendix C: Outline of a 20-Session/6-month Course of CBT for Adult ADHD  Appendix D: Typical Medications Prescribed to Treat Adult ADHD


    J. Russell Ramsay, PhD, is cofounder and codirector of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He is cochair of the professional advisory board for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

    Anthony L. Rostain, MD, is cofounder and codirector of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, where he is also director of education for the department of psychiatry. He is currently president of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD).

    "Ever-increasing numbers of adult patients are seeking treatment for adult ADHD. Ramsay and Rostain have again answered the call with their revised and expanded second edition of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD, which provides practicing clinicians with even more clear and detailed guidance for how to carry out an effective course of CBT that can be combined with pharmacologic treatments. This book is indispensable for mental-health professionals and patients alike."

    Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine

    "There are only two evidence-based interventions for adults with ADHD, and this book offers one of them—CBT—and was the first in the field to do so. The first edition of this book was a must-have text due in no small part to the widely acknowledged expertise of its authors in the field of ADHD in adults. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD remains a very important source for clinicians wishing to conduct a structured psychosocial intervention with their ADHD patients, alone or in combination with medications. The addition of The Adult ADHD Tool Kit, their patient workbook, adds further value. The updated review of the scientific knowledge about ADHD is state-of-the-art and the detailed discussion of the assessment process as well as the therapy sessions will be a great resource for clinicians and students learning to implement psychosocial treatments for adults with ADHD."

    Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina

    "In this volume, two of the foremost experts in the field present a beautifully integrated treatment model that addresses the dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors and emotions that generate distress and impairment for adults with ADHD. Rich with clinical material, it is a treasure trove of insights about adult ADHD and the application of CBT principles and practices that the non-expert and expert alike will find enormously helpful."

    Mary V. Solanto, PhD, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine

    "In this updated version, Ramsay and Rostain provide clinicians with a wealth of examples and very practical strategies for assessing and treating adults with ADHD. These gifted clinician-researchers describe details of how to develop and follow through on integrated cognitive behavioral and medication treatments, tailoring interventions for emerging needs of each individual patient."

    Thomas E. Brown, PhD, associate director of the Yale Clinic for ADHD and Related Disorders at the Yale University School of Medicine