Cognitive training in ADHD
A training program addressing everyday challenges in adults with ADHD
ADHD is a diagnosis with a prevalence of about 2 – 4% in the general population. All individuals with the diagnosis have symptoms of inattention, impulsivity/impulsivity, but are also commonly characterized by an exceptional creativity, energy, and several other positive traits. Adults with ADHD had similar problems in childhood, but level of impairment across the lifespan varies a lot between individuals within the diagnostic group.
Cognitive and emotional regulation problems tend to give rise to negative consequences for a large group of adults with ADHD. Still, they are given few treatment options by official health services. Medication may reduce symptoms and help the adults in specific situations. However, there is an increasing demand of non-pharmacological treatment options among adults with ADHD. This motivated our engagement in INTROMAT.
Inspired by established skill-learning programs, we aim to develop a training program addressing everyday problems met by adults with ADHD. The program is introduced by a video, illustrating scenes typically experienced by the adults. At the same time we develop technological devises, aimed to strengthen the effect of training procedures and problems related to emotional and cognitive control in more general.