Psychoeducation for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder vs. cognitive behavioral group therapy: A randomized controlled pilot study

Raquel Vidal Estrada, Rosa Bosch, Mariana Nogueira, Nuria Gómez-Barros, Sergi Valero, Gloria Palomar, Montse Corrales, Vanesa Richarte, Beatriz Mena, Miquel Casas, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of psychoeducation as compared with cognitive behavioral group therapy in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who still had significant symptoms and were in pharmacological treatment. This is the first study on psychoeducation in adults with ADHD. Thirty-two individuals were randomized to two treatment conditions: 15 were in the psychoeducation group and 11 were in the cognitive behavioral group therapy. A total of 30 completed treatment, and 26 completed the follow-up assessments. The results indicated that both treatments were associated with statistically significant improvements on inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and self-esteem. The patients in both groups showed a decrease in anxiety symptoms and obtained significantly lower scores in depression. Measures on functional impairment showed statistically significant differences on improved quality of life and on lower global severity as perceived in self-report and assessed by clinician report. Psychoeducation demonstrated to be an effective treatment in reducing ADHD core symptoms. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-900
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume201
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • adults
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • psychoeducation

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Psychoeducation for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder vs. cognitive behavioral group therapy: A randomized controlled pilot study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this