|A Self-Psychological Approach to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: A Paradigm to Integrate the Biopsychosocial Model of Psychiatric Illness|
|Howard S. Baker Margaret N. Baker|
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a serious illness that probably afflicts at least 2% of adults (Wender, 1995). It often goes unrecognized. When it is not properly treated, it creates great suffering, and it may account for a significant number of psychotherapeutic treatment failures.
The purpose of this discussion is twofold. We will present clinical material about AD/HD, particularly as it involves adult patients. We also intend to show how the principles of self psychology can integrate the elements of ...