A critical discussion regarding the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cogmet-Working Memory Training in youth with ADHD: scoping Randomized Clinical Trials.

  • Vasileios Ladas
  • Triantafyllia Iliopoulou
  • Penelope Louka
Keywords: ADHD, Youth, CBT, CWMT


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a pervasive, neurodevelopmental, and lifelong disorder, whereby inattention, and impulsivity and hyperactivity are the core deficits that are produced by. Social relationships and academic attainment and so, Working Memory components are crucial aspects that also get affected. The adaptation of ADHD in youth environment may lead comorbid disorders to present and therefore, the assessment of such condition should apply in parallel to the expression of symptoms (age of seven). However, difficulties in tackling the condition and high rates of misdiagnosed and missed to diagnosed cases makes the need for effective interventions imperative. Satisfactory therapeutic outcomes have been developed for assisting youth with ADHD. This review analyses two of them; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cogmet-Working Memory Training. These where explored by assessing their efficacy viewing Randomised Clinical Trials published in PubMed.gov and Clinicaltrials.gov databases. In accordance with interventions selective action, CBT examined in its efficacy for tackling comorbid disorders and CWMT on its effectiveness in reinforcing Working Memory. Results have been made for their non-effectiveness in tackling ADHD symptomatology. Discussion for a setting of variables when finally, a young person with ADHD is assessed.
General article