Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Adult Developmental Disorders

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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.


Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program

The Penn ADHD Treatment & Research Program specializes in assessing and treating older adolescents and adults (generally age 18 and older) who have difficulties related to ADHD.
Click here to learn more about the ADHD treatment and research program

Social Learning Disorders Program

The Social Learning Disorders Program offers assessment and treatment services for individuals experiencing difficulties related to social learning deficiencies.
Click here to learn more about the SLDP treatment program...

Treatment Research Opportunities

You may be eligible to participate in a research study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania's Adult Developmental Disorders Program. 
Click here to learn more about our research opportunities.