I have found EMDR to be very helpful with ADHD in two different ways. First, targeting failure experiences, criticism/abuse secondary to ADHD behaviors, and dysfunctional self-stateents associated with ADHD can all be effective in dealing with the poor self-esteem often associated with ADHD. Second, I have found that there exists a subset of ADHD cases, most often adolescents and adults, who manifest a less biologically based ADHD, and more of a psychological ADHD which resulted from trauma that influenced the development of and reinforced the use of distraction and diversion as a coping mechanism to deal with chronic trauma. Almost miracleously, targeting the traumatic memories resulted in an almost amelioration of symptoms, with no meds. This may not apply to the case in question, but it may be helpful with clinicians who are dealing with other cases. Norman Goldwasser, Ph.D.
Miami Beach, FL
Norman Goldwasser, Ph.D.
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