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ERIC Number: EJ828763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Evaluation of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults with ADHD
Bramham, Jessica; Young, Susan; Bickerdike, Alison; Spain, Deborah; McCartan, Denise; Xenitidis, Kiriakos
Journal of Attention Disorders, v12 n5 p434-441 2009
Objective: A brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group intervention was designed to treat comorbid anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem and self-efficacy in adults with ADHD. It was hypothesised that participants would gain knowledge about ADHD, experience a reduction in comorbid symptoms, and benefit from the supportive aspect of group treatment. Method: Participants in the study formed a CBT treatment group that attended six workshops and a waiting list control group. The intervention was evaluated with measures assessing knowledge about ADHD, psychological symptoms, and support received. The groups were compared using repeated measures ANOVAs. Results: The CBT group had significantly greater improvement on measures of knowledge about ADHD, self-efficacy, and self-esteem than the control group. Participants' evaluations of the sessions suggested that sharing personal experiences with other adults with ADHD was an important aspect of the intervention. Conclusion: Brief CBT group treatments may be an acceptable and cost-effective intervention for adults with ADHD. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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