ACT for ADHD – useful links

The following list comprises publications and online articles that explore the application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a therapeutic approach for individuals with ADHD:

Publications about ACT and ADHD

Allahyari, M. (2021). The effectiveness of parenting education based on acceptance and commitment on anger and emotional self – regulation of mothers of children with ADHD. Journal of Human Relations Studies, 1(2), 28-35.

A-tjak J.G., Davis M.L., Morina N., Powers M.B., Smits J.A., Emmelkamp P.M. (2015). A meta-analysis of the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy for clinically relevant mental and physical health problems. Psychother. Psychosom. 84, 30–36.

Bodalski, E.A., Abu-Ramadan, T.M., Hough, C.E., Lefler, E.K., Meinzer, M.C., & Antshel, K.M. (2023). Low standards yet disappointed: ADHD symptoms and experiential avoidance in college students. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 28, 180-184.

Doyle, N. (2020). Neurodiversity at work: a biopsychosocial model and the impact on working adults. British Medical Bulletin, 135(1), 108-125.

Fullen T., Galab N., Abbott K.A., Adamou M. (2020). Acceptance and commitment therapy for adults with ADHD during COVID-19: an open trial. Open J. Psychiatr. 10, 205.

Gholipour K.S., Livarjani S., Hoseyninasab D. (2019). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and academic procrastination of adolescents with ADHD. Sci. J. Rehab. Med, 8(2):106–118. https://www.sid.ir/en/Journal/ViewPaper.aspx?ID=723456

Holmberg Bergman, T., Renhorn, E., Berg, Lappalainen, B.P., Ghaderi, A. & Hirvikoski, T. (2022) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group intervention for parents of children with disabilities (Navigator ACT): An open feasibility trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Newlove-Delgado T, Marcheselli F, Williams T, Mandalia D, Davis J, McManus S, Savic M, Treloar W, Ford T. (2022) Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2022. NHS Digital, Leeds.

Munawar, K., Choudhry, F., & Lee, S.,  & Siau, C.,  & Kadri, N. & Sulong, R. (2021). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for individuals having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Scoping Review. Heliyon. 7, 10.

Sayal K., Prasad V., Daley D., Ford T., Coghill D. (2018). ADHD in children and young people: prevalence, care pathways, and service provision. Lancet Psychiatr. 5, 2, 175–186.

Seery, C., Leonard-Curtin, A., Naismith, L., King, N., Kilbride, K., Wrigley, M., Boyd, C., McHugh, L., & Bramham, J. (2023). The understanding and managing adult ADHD programme: A qualitative evaluation of online psychoeducation with acceptance and commitment therapy for adults with ADHD. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 29, 254-263.

Vanzin, L., Mauri, V., Valli, A., Pozzi, M., Presti, G., Oppo, A., Ristallo, A., Molteni, M., & Nobile, M. (2020). Clinical Effects of an ACT-Group Training in Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 1070-1080.

Online articles

https://www.additudemag.com/act-therapy-acceptance-commitment-adhd

https://www.reddit.com/r/ADHD/comments/32ibap/can_anyone_describe_act_therapy_for_adhd_share

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