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Progress in Self Psychology, V. 12 by Arnold I. Goldberg

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Chapter 13  
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 ...

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