Will Canu publishes ADHD-related research

Dr. Will Canu has had two papers resulting from collaborative research that have been accepted for publication in Spring 2021, and a conference presentation that has been highlighted in an article published online. Dr. Canu teamed up with an App State alum, Dr. Dane Hilton (teaching at Wofford College in Fall 2021), to write a chapter in the upcoming book, Behavior Therapy: First, Second, and Third Waves, regarding the conceptualization and use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "The take-home message from the chapter is that CBT is a promising intervention for adults and older adolescents with ADHD, but that further work to disseminate those interventions and further development of effective adaptations for children is needed." Dr. Canu also co-authored an article to appear in the journal Addictive Behaviors, which examines whether college students with ADHD traits use and benefit from the same protective, proactive behavioral strategies as peers without ADHD when it comes to alcohol consumption. "This research, conducted across several American universities, suggests that when students who have elevated inattentiveness or hyperactivity-impulsivity do actually implement strategies, such as setting a drinking limit before going out, that it can be even more important to safe alcohol consumption than in students who do not have ADHD traits." Finally, following a talk that Dr. Canu made at January's annual meeting of The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) as part of a symposium titled "Improving Outcomes for College Students with ADHD," the online magazine Additude reached out to write a summary article. This now appears online (https://www.additudemag.com/college-students-and-adhd-improving-outcomes/) and includes highlights of Dr. Canu's presentation regarding a new organization, time management, and planning intervention that he and colleagues at three other universities have developed and are implementing for college students with ADHD. "It's exciting for our new intervention to be getting some attention, and it reinforces the importance of continuing to enhance and develop behavioral and CBT interventions to assist students at our universities who face additional learning challenges related to this disorder."

Published: Sep 22, 2021 10:09am