In this chapter, we first review the rationale for psychosocial treatment of adults with ADHD. We then focus on treatment programs that have received support in the research literature, highlighting the role of comprehensive assessment. Drawing upon existing interventions, as well as clinical guidelines and our clinical experiences in the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program for Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital, we present recommendations for psychosocial treatment planning with this population. We conclude with a brief discussion of psychosocial management of comorbid disorders.
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Knouse, Laura E., and Steven A. Safren. "Psychosocial Treatment of Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Edited by Steven W. Evans and Betsy Hoza. In Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Intervention in Development Context, 12-1 - 2-21. Kingston: Civic Research Institute, 2011.