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(p. 120) Psychoeducation about Cognitive Differences 

(p. 120) Psychoeducation about Cognitive Differences
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(p. 120) Psychoeducation about Cognitive Differences
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Jan Willer

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190256319.003.0010
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date: 14 October 2019

Psychoeducation is probably the most powerful and effective intervention for ADHD, and experts universally agree that psychoeducation is essential for effective treatment. Clients learn to understand the differences in how their brains function and how this has contributed to their difficulties. Psychoeducation helps clients stop telling themselves that they “should” be able to use their brains the same way everyone else does. These insights empower the client to learn, develop, and deploy effective individualized coping strategies. Some of the challenges of ADHD are also examined in this chapter, including attention problems, working memory deficits, distractibility, hyperactivity, time estimation problems, emotional dysregulation, and others.

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