Our expert says:
Well, at present, the Spring seems to be surrounding me with Pollen ! Sniffff....
It's important that doctors ( and the rest of us ) remember that sometimes a person has more than one corect diagnosis ( its so nice otherwise to try to tidy all symptoms into one diagnosis ).
The situation does indeed get a bit more complicated when there are two diagnoses, as one has to consider in what ways each of the cause problems, the best treatments for each, and whether there are ways in which the treatment for one might worsen another.
This is territory in which one really needs an experienced specialist, as such matters are often not in the texbooks or routine training programs, and needs both specialized knowledge and experience.
There's nothing inherently "secondary" about Aspergers - I think speaking of it in that way probably just means that while both conditions are preswent, the Aspergers is less active or less a leading problem at present.
There's acually not as much reseach on either adult ADHD or Aspergers, I haven't come acros ANY on the combination.
Similarly, it would be worth discussing CBT with an experienced CBT practitioner, but though it might indeed help him to cope with some askects of his situation, I have not seen any papers or research on whether it is specifically useful in either of these conditions. It makes sense to me that it could be helpful, but you will be entering largely new territory ! However, I have seen some studies showing that within the more serious problems of Schizophrenia, CBT can be helpful in a situation in which this might not have been expected
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