Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT can be effective for ADD whenever you're seeking to improve productivity in your life. Here are a couple book recommendations:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies by Rob Wilson and Rheena Branch. ISBN-13: 978-0470018385 (Note the British spelling of "behavioural")
  • Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Client Workbook by Steven Safren. ISBN-13: 978-0195188196

Anxiety and ADHD

ADHD and some anxiety seem to be paired almost invariably. There is a kind of positive feedback between those issues, and they can furthermore lead to depression with a devastating snowball effect. Maintained psychiatric care may be necessary to prevent a negative emotional chain reaction. Your physician may choose to treat with both a stimulant for ADHD and an anti-depressant for anxiety and depression. Regardless of treatment strategy, a little care can prevent massive problems that take longer to resolve. A proper chemical balance in your brain is as important as balance in your overall life. So with love, take care!