Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents with ADHD

Kevin Martin Antshel, Amy K. Olszewski

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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists into adolescence and has the same functional impairments as were present during childhood. Medications lessen ADHD symptoms yet do not reliably affect functioning. Thus, there exists a great need for psychosocial treatments in adolescents with ADHD. Nonetheless, relative to the vast literature that has been reported on children with ADHD, much less data have been reported about psychosocial interventions for adolescents with ADHD. Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions that are being used with adolescents rely more on traditional behavioral principles than cognitive therapy tenets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-842
Number of pages18
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014



  • ADHD
  • Adolescence
  • Adolescent
  • CBT
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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