The Efficacy of Brief Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Children with ADHD

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Dutsadee Juengsiragulwit
Nuttorn Pityaratstian
Chaichana Nimnuan

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Objective: To develop and evaluate the efficacy of brief group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in children with ADHD

Method: CBT programs for patients with ADHD were reviewed then a 6-sessions brief group CBT program was developed. The program was conducted within 3 weeks with 30 children aged 8-12 years who were diagnosed with ADHD. All patients received pharmacotherapy without dose adjustment and their parents had attended group parent training programs. ADHD symptoms were evaluated with the Thai version of Swanson, Nolan and Pelham rating scale (SNAP-IV) and Thai Youth Checklist (TYC) before and after 3 weeks of intervention. Descriptive statistics and the paired t-test were used for data analysis.

Results: Comparison of the changes between pre and post treatment score revealed significant decreases in mean score of SNAP-IV Inattention, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) domain (p < .01). The mean score of the TYC also decreased with a p-valuse of 0.06.

Conclusion: Brief group cognitive behavioral therapy showed efficacy in decreasing core symptoms of ADHD and ODD. Further studies about long-term effects and cost-effectiveness of brief group therapy should be done.

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Juengsiragulwit, D., Pityaratstian, N., & Nimnuan, C. (2013). The Efficacy of Brief Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Children with ADHD. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 57(1), 19–28. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/4941
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Dutsadee Juengsiragulwit, Nakhonratchasima Psychiatric Hospital

Nuttorn Pityaratstian, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Chaichana Nimnuan, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand