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students in northern Virginia, published this year in the Journal of Attention Disorders. The study found that 71 percent of the respondents who misused stimulants also screened positive for ADHD symptoms. Students who illegally used stimulants were seven times more likely to have ADHD symptoms than those who didn’t misuse the drugs. Meanwhile, those symptoms aren’t always entirely bad. ADHD can have some beneficial aspects, including the ability to multi-task, solve problems quickly and work with people, Wolf says. Dummit, the criminal defense attorney in North Carolina, says he has embraced his ADHD and believes it helps him hyperfocus on detailed projects for short periods. He only takes a stimulant medication when he needs to concentrate for long stretches, such as during a trial. “I don’t accept ADHD as an excuse for bad behavior, but I do try to talk openly about my strengths and weaknesses,” he says. n Brendan L. Smith is a writer in Washington, D.C. Click here to see a survey developed by the World Health Organization to help diagnose adults with ADHD.
Cognitive behavioral training resources for adult ADHD
• “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD” by J. russell ramsay, PhD, and Anthony rostain, MD, MA (University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD treatment and research Program). • “Mastering Your Adult ADHD: Therapist Guide” by Steven A. Safren, PhD, et al. (Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital). • “Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Adult ADHD: targeting executive Dysfunction,” by Mary Solanto (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine). • “Succeeding With Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life” by Abigail Levrini, PhD, and Frances Prevatt, PhD, APA Lifetools book for the general public (APA, 2012). • “Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD: evaluating Impact on Daily Functioning and Well-Being” (J. russell ramsay, 2010).
CLINICIAN’S CORNER WORKSHOPS
The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology is now webcasting its Clinician’s Corner workshops nationally on a LIVE basis in addition to offering the workshop on-site at the APA Building, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC. These 3-hour workshops feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice; all workshops include CE credits. MARCH 16, 2012 1:00–4:00 p.m. EST Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Older Adults CE Credits: 3 Presenter: Gregory Hinrichsen, PhD MARCH 30, 2012 1:00–4:00 p.m. EST Basics in Psychopharmacology CE Credits: 3 Presenter: Glenn Ally, PhD The 2012 lineup includes programs on training and supervision, learning disabilities and ADHD, and motivational interviewing, among others. Enrollment fees for LIVE webcast and on-site workshop: APA Members $65 Nonmembers $80 For LIVE webcast enrollment (1:00–4:00 p.m. EST): Go to http://apa.bizvision.com/category /clinician-corner-workshop For on-site enrollment (APA building, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC): Call 1-800-374-2721, ext. 5991, option 3
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