Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00050050|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 21, 2002
Last Update Posted : May 26, 2014
This study will determine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults who have not responded to drug treatment.
Study hypothesis: CBT is an effective treatment for adult ADHD.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity||Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy Drug: Drug therapy||Phase 1|
ADHD, previously believed to be a disorder of childhood, affects as many as 5 percent of adults. Adults with ADHD are at high risk for academic and occupational underachievement, relationship difficulties, and reduced quality of life. This study will determine whether CBT is more effective than drug therapy in treating ADHD symptoms in adults who have been resistant to previous drug therapies.
Participants will be randomly assigned to receive 12 to 15 weekly sessions of either CBT or drug therapy which may include new or previously taken drugs. Questionnaires will be used to assess participants' ADHD symptoms at study start and at study completion.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||CBT for Residual ADHD Symptoms in Adults|
|Study Start Date :||September 2001|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2003|
- ADHD symptoms
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00050050
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven A. Safren, PhD||Massachusetts General Hospital|