Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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.



Our News

Participants Sought for Study of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation and Attention

The Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress is conducting a study using noninvasive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to understand the brain's attention network. Interested people 18 to 28 years old can take the eligibility survey at https://is.gd/cndslab. Those who meet the criteria will be compensated for their participation. For information call 215-746-2637.   

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.

Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program Turns 20!

The Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program was established on March 8, 1999. Celebrate with us and learn our history.

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.


Our Treatment Programs

Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program

The Penn ADHD Treatment and 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.

Treatment Research Opportunities

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