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How CBT Dismantles ADHD Negativity: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

CBT is supported by clinical results and research evidence showing that the therapy delivers real-world benefits for adults with ADHD — namely higher self-esteem, productivity, and happiness. Learn more about 'cognitive distortions' and how to unravel them with cognitive behavioral therapy.

2 Comments: How CBT Dismantles ADHD Negativity: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

  1. I can relate to the scenarios in the article. Fortunately a mix of psychotherapy, CBT, and medication is working for me. My therapist is well rounded and not rigid in her approach. I rely mostly on the CBT aspect to manage my day to day actions and thoughts. Do I get frustrated? Yes I do. It can seem so simple and easy to dismiss or completely overwhelming. While I still forget things and make mistakes, it is important to note my inner dialogue is so much better. Life is messy and things take time. Find what works for you. Rigid schedules and lists do not serve me well. I have simple core fundamentals that if two or more are missing my is not going to go well. Eating regularly, getting enough sleep, hydrating, exercising, and having fun are the core fundamentals that create the foundation I build upon. A morning systems check ensures I have everything I need before heading to work. It has been nearly three years since I reached out for help. I have learned situational awareness and how to manage expectations for myself and others. There are many positives in the way I process information. What I want to leave readers with is a sense of hope and a realistic perspective on what it takes to overcome the challenges associated with ADHD.

  2. False, false, false.
    CBT does not correct core deficits of attention and memory. It does not improve performance; improving mood and self-concept makes no difference on performance measures. Therapists waste countless hours trying to convenience patients the situation isn’t ‘that bad’, despite repeated failures in memory and attention. Patients come to therapists, desperate to do better, and all they get is an attitude improvement program. Being happy that your house is sinking doesn’t help keep it afloat. EITHER PERFORMANCE IMPROVES OR THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT.

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