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A Proof of Concept Randomised Controlled Trial to Examine the Potential Efficacy, Patient Acceptability and Feasibility of Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This study is currently Recruiting

March 2011 By South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

First Recieved on March 19, 2010

Last Updated on April 1, 2011

Sponsor: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Information provided by: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Identifier: NCT01098058


The purpose of the study is to compare the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) plus treatment as usual with treatment as usual only in treating adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No

Inclusion Criteria: - have received a diagnosis of adult ADHD in the Adult ADHD Service at the Maudsley Hospital, London, UK - currently score 6 or more on the inattentive or hyperactive/impulsive subscale of the Adult Barkley Current Behaviour Scale - Clinical severity of at least a moderate level (Clinical Global Impression score of 4 or above) - if on medication to be on a stabilised dose as defined by no more than 10% change in medication dose over a two-month period - able to attend the clinic regularly and reliably Exclusion Criteria: - clinically significant anxiety disorder - current episode major depression, current suicidality or self-harm (score of moderate or high suicidality on the M.I.N.I.) - acquired brain injury - primary diagnosis of psychosis or bipolar disorder - pervasive developmental disorder(score of <= 32 on Autism Spectrum Quotient - although if the assessor judges that items that confound with ADHD have caused the score to be elevated, people with scores >=32 can still enter the trial) - diagnosis of personality disorder - active substance misuse/dependence in last three months - verbal IQ <80 - not able to comply with the requirements of a randomised controlled trial - If the assessor does not perceive ADHD to be the primary problem


  • Investigator: Antonia J Dittner, D Clin Psy - Principal Investigator - South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


  • Adult ADHD Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

    London, Se5 8AZ United Kingdom

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