Welcome to Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Improving Patient Outcomes

The Penn Adult Neurodevelopmental 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 program provides state-of-the-art comprehensive diagnostic assessment and evidence-based clinical care, including medication management, psychotherapy (cognitive-behavior therapy, in particular), coaching, and psychoeducational group programs.

Program faculty and staff are committed to conducting and disseminating research and providing education to other health professionals and to the general public about adult neurodevelopmental disorders. Our treatment team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, an executive skills coach, clinical coordinator, and trainees.

An Important Update for Our Existing and Prospective Patients ~

Dr. Russell Ramsay, co-founder and clinical director of the Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, retired from the University of Pennsylvania at the end of June 2023.

What this means is the following:

  • Receiving individual ADHD-focused cognitive-behavior therapy through our Adult ADHD Program is no longer an option, however you may request a therapist who provides general CBT by calling the Outpatient Psychiatry call center at 215-746-6701. 
  • Dr. Shazia Savul oversees pharmacotherapy for adult ADHD through our ADHD General Adult Psychiatry (ADHD-GAP) Clinic.
  • Lisa Joy Tuttle’s Mindful Self-Management(R) executive skills group coaching program is an ongoing offering.  
  • Dr. Ramsay can be reached directly at www.cbt4adhd.com

Our News

Lisa Joy Tuttle quoted in NY Times Well/Mind on ADHD coaching

Lisa Joy Tuttle addresses how coaching can make a difference for people with ADHD, Friday October 22, 2021.

Dr. Russ Ramsay writes "Rethinking Adult ADHD" blog on PsychologyToday.com

Read the latest installment of Dr. Ramsay's blog on adult ADHD, exploring "how we spend ourselves". 

Lisa Joy Tuttle interviewed on mental health mutual aid in the age of COVID-19

Lisa Joy Tuttle, our Director of Coaching and Group Programs, was interviewed by Mashable.com Social Good writer Chase DiBenedetto on "How to get help with small tasks when your mental health blocks your way".

Dr. Anthony Rostain Interviewed with co-author Dr. B. Janet Hibbs on NPR's Fresh Air

Dr. Rostain is co-author of the important new book The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During their College Years. This radio interview with Terry Gross aired on Tuesday May 28th, 2019.

Addiction and ADHD Stimulant Medication

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