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Adults & ADHD: 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Therapy

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
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Adults & ADHD: 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of TherapyTherapy is highly effective for treating adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

For instance, psychotherapy can help you better understand how ADHD affects your life. And it can help you develop the necessary skills for managing symptoms, being successful and having healthy relationships.

But in order for therapy to be most effective, you’ll have to work at it.

In his excellent and comprehensive book More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD, clinical psychologist Ari Tuckman, Psy.D, features valuable tips for getting the most out of therapy. Here are five tips from his book.

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Adults & ADHD: 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Therapy

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  1. I don’t have ADHD, i am in therapy for other issues (Depression and Bulimia), and found this article really helpful, thanks.
    I could do with remembering that i am an active participant, and that therapy isnt ‘done to me’, but instead i am a willing participant, and that it will help to guide me, IF I PUT THE WORK IN!

  2. Thank you. Very good,simple and helpful information.

  3. ADHD is a developmental disability. It is a mood regulation disorder. ADHD is a neurological disorder that causes emotional and behavioral problems in both children and adults. The symptoms of ADHD can negatively and profoundly impact careers, marriages and other important relationships. Academic achievement and financial stability can be lost to the throes of ADHD.
    Ari’s tips for getting the most from your therapy are spot on; however, as a responsible practitioner, I would be remiss in failing to mention that most persons diagnosed with ADHD (child and adult alike) see more benefit from psychotherapy when it is combined with medication therapy. I discuss the medication component to ADHD treatment in other forums.

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