The Distracted Couple: The Impact of ADHD on Adult Relationships

Editor : Larry Maucieri, Editor : Jon Carlson

The Distracted Couple: The Impact of ADHD on Adult Relationships

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The Distracted Couple identifies the aspects of adult ADHD that impact marriages and relationships, and provides a number of interventions, strategies and treatments to effectively address these challenges. The first section covers an overview of evolving diagnoses; how ADHD impacts marital dysfunction; the impact of Executive Functioning Weaknesses; and a one-on-one interview with a known expert in the field focusing on the impact of ADHD in couples. In section two the editors focus on diverse and less recognized populations such as African-American couples, women with ADHD and same-sex couples. Section three includes a section on working with couples with ADHD and emphasizes treatment protocols and solutions to problems in couples.

In total, this volume addresses many of the issues that couples face when either one or both partners has ADHD and the many ways that clinicians can help them in dealing with these issues. Although historically the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD have focused on children, more recently clinicians and researchers have explored the impact of ADHD on adults. Few, however, have focused on the effects of adult ADHD on relationships and marriages, which makes this a must-read for all of those interested in and working with adults with ADHD.

About the Editor(s)

Larry Maucieri, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and an affiliate clinical neuropsychologist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He is the author of 50 books, 150 articles and developed and produced over 250 commercial videotapes that feature the most prominent leaders in the field.

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