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What is ADHD?
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ADHD in Adults is a legitimate diagnosis. It begins in childhood typically by the teenage years, and two-thirds of ADHD children grow into ADHD adults. ADHD is very typically accompanied by other conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, sleep problems, and a number of other diagnoses. The presence of these diagnoses should alert primary care professionals to screen for the presence of ADHD, which can be an underlying contributor to patient complaints. There are 18 well-recognized symptoms of ADHD, the count of which can determine if a person is one of three types – hyperactive, inattentive, or combined.
The most effective treatment for ADHD today is ADHD medication, from which there is a variety to choose – both stimulants and non-stimulants. While exercise, other psychological approaches and alternative modalities can have positive effects on ADHD symptoms, ADHD medications have been shown by research to have the most predictable and largest effect size in reducing symptoms of ADHD.
Due to century-old assumptions about the disorder disappearing after childhood, ADHD Adults and their primary care doctors are today beginning to understand the disorder and what can be done about it, safely and effectively, in adults. ADHD in Adults.com has up-to-date, evidence-based accredited CME programs for healthcare professionals. Produced by Experts in the field.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual was published for the fifth time in May, 2013, by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). DSM5 updated the criteria for the diagnosis of ADHD from the previous 1952 edition, a welcomed advancement. Download your copy.
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From 2013-15, ADHD in Adults was funded by a generous seed grant from AHRQ (the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research), a Division of Health and Human Services of the United States Government, which has identified ADHD in Adults as a priority condition for funding in health education. ADHD in Adults is currently funded by generous grants from both Shire plc and Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, as well as website revenues for services.
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