treating adults cognitive behavioral therapy Fall 2016 Issue of ADDitude Magazine

How CBT Dismantles ADHD Negativity: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

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After a lifetime of mistakes, mishaps, and missed deadlines, is it any wonder that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) suffer dangerously low self-esteem and perpetually negative thoughts?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented form of psychotherapy that aims to change these negative patterns of thinking and change the way a patient feels about her self, her abilities, and her future.

Consider it brain training for ADHD.Originally a treatment for mood disorders, CBT is based on the recognition that cognitions, or automatic thoughts, lead to emotional difficulties.

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