Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Welcome to Adult Developmental Disorders

The Penn Adult Developmental Disorders program was founded in 1999 with a commitment to excellence in both clinical service and research in the areas of Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social Learning Disorders (SLD), which includes Asperger Syndrome (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA).

The goal of the program is to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive diagnostic assessment and evidence-based clinical care, including medication management, psychotherapy (cognitive-behavior therapy, in particular), and our weekly social skills seminars.

In addition, the program staff members are committed to conducting and disseminating research and providing education to other mental health professionals and to the general public about adult developmental disorders. The treatment team consists psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, and clinical coordinators.

For more information on our services please click on the links below.



Our News

Addiction and ADHD Stimulant Medication

Listen to Dr. Rostain speak with Attention Talk Radio about ADHD stimulant medications in the context of addiction.

Group Coaching Program for Adults with ADHD

Come learn essential time-management, organizational, and planning skills, and discover how mindfulness can help you manage stress and improve your attention and focus.


ADD Treatment Programs