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Metacognitive therapy: a possible new approach for ADHD?

October 26, 2012

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Michael Craig Miller, MD, Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publishing

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from August 2000 to March 2012. Published monthly, the Harvard Mental Health Letter was read widely by professionals and non-professionals alike. Dr. … See Full Bio
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Chris Rodgers
October 31, 2012

I believe if this discovery will become successful, it could really bring so much improvement to those who have ADHD. My friend’s son is experiencing this disorder.

md asif
October 30, 2012

This new medical care sounds some what just like the neurofeedback platform i’m mistreatment with my girl it’s referred to as play attention. I actually have seen nice results and that they were immediate results. it’s supported the premise of neuroplasticity. The brain is capable of growth and growth mistreatment the proper tools.

October 27, 2012

This new therapy sounds some what similar to the neurofeedback platform I am using with my daughter it is called play attention. I have seen great results and they were immediate results. It is based on the premise of neuroplasticity. The brain is capable of growth and expansion using the correct tools.

Richard Jones
October 27, 2012

As part of our charity work to support adults with ADHD in Edinburgh, Scotland UK we run metacognition group support sessions. We have a 10 session programme for small groups. The main differences we find is that you explain the reasons for implementing tools and strategies to help executive functioning difficulties, poor working memory and emotional regulation problems.

Maria Hall
December 14, 2012

I am very interested in finding out about your programme of metacognition group support sessions. How would I get this information, and from whom?
I am diagnosed as ADD and Bipolar Depressive and my young son (12 years old) has been diagnosed as ADD with only occasional and mild hyperactivity.
We are in Morayshire, Scotland and I don’t think there is this service available anywhere up here? I have always refused any drug treatments, for either of us, preferring CBT, self help and Depression Management Course for myself. My son has had no treatment or therapy, other than some behaviour management in school.. simply assessment, without any solution sought.
Our lives are very frequently difficult and distressing.

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