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by gold stone (2019-01-30)

From other studies Nootrogen Review we know that girls respond positively to the same medication and behavioral interventions for ADHD as boys do and we also know that 70% to 80% percent of boys and girls identified with ADHD will continue to have problems into adulthood. Some research has indicated that girls and boys without disruptive behavioral disorders and learning disabilities respond best to stimulants and behavioral therapies while individuals without learning disabilities and disruptive behavioral disorders do just as well on behavioral therapy alone.Girls are more likely to have the predominantly inattentive type of ADHD, they are likely to be diagnosed late or not at all, they are less likely have behavioral problems but more likely to have anxiety, depression, and substance abuse problems in adolescents and as adults. Teachers are less likely to be aware of the symptoms of ADHD in girls. It is imperative that parents of girls advocate for the treatment that will address the issues of Predominantly Inattentive girls with ADHD.There are many studies that have shown that cognitive therapy is helpful in reducing the symptoms of Predominantly Inattentive ADHD (ADHD-PI). Some studies have shown that Inattentive ADHD symptoms without concurring disruptive symptoms such as impulsiveness or oppositional defiance respond as well to cognitive or behavioral therapy as they do to stimulant therapy. One very recent study of Adults trained in metacognitive skills demonstrated a great improvement in inattention in study participants.Metacognition is the study of what you think about what you think. I have to admit that this line of study is right up the Predominantly Inattentive's alley. Most of us with ADHD-PI not only love to think. We love to think about how we think. Harnessing all that thinking into productivity can only be a good thing.Cognitive therapy is often lumped into a category called Cognitive-Behavioral therapy but Metacognitive therapy is not the same as Cognitive Behavioral therapy. The Cognitive-Behavioral therapist addresses the behavior and tends to take a nuts and bolts approach to achieving symptom control. The Cognitive-Behavioral therapist helps with setting goals, prioritizing goals, minimizing barriers to completing the goals, and developing a practical strategy for accomplishing the goal. The metacognitive therapist trains the bigger picture thought processes regarding time management, planning, and organizing.We may quibble over whether these two things are exactly the same but I would argue that the Behavioral-Cognitive therapist gives you real life coaching whereas the Metacognitive therapist gives you more 'change your thinking' based training. Both modalities work but I particularly like the metacognitive approach as it works in conjunction with a strength that most of us with Predominantly Inattentive ADHD already have