Memory Training Unlikely to Help in Treating ADHD, Boosting IQ
American Psychological Association, May 31, 2012
“No evidence that working memory training programs improve general cognitive performance, research analysis shows”
This press brief describes the results of a recent meta-analysis examining 23 previous peer-reviewed studies on the efficacy of working memory training as a treatment for ADHD and other cognitive disorders. As the title indicates, buyer beware. The studies so far do not seem to back up the advertised claims. The press release can be found here and the full journal article can be found here.
On the other hand there is growing evidence for the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) as a treatment for adult ADHD. One such study can be found here.