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(p. 23) Session 1: An Overview of the Program 

(p. 23) Session 1: An Overview of the Program
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(p. 23) Session 1: An Overview of the Program
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Susan E. Sprich

, and Steven A. Safren

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190854522.003.0002
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date: 26 May 2020

In this first chapter, information is provided about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how it manifests in adolescents. The chapter describes the symptoms of ADHD and discusses why adolescents sometimes need additional therapy, even if they have been treated with medication for ADHD. The Cognitive Behavioral Model of ADHD is presented along with background information on how this program was developed. It includes descriptions of the supporting research studies and the findings from these studies. Attention is paid to debunking some myths about ADHD, such that individuals with ADHD are lazy and/or not intelligent. Information is provided regarding what clients can expect when participating in the program, as well as descriptions of each of the modules of the treatment program. Use of task lists and calendar systems is introduced, and motivation for change is discussed.

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