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  • Adult Onset ADHD: Does it Exist? Is it Distinct from Youth Onset ADHD?

    Adult Onset ADHD: Does it Exist? Is it Distinct from Youth Onset ADHD? by Stephen V. Faraone, PhD - August 4, 2016 There is a growing interest (and controversy) about ‘adult’ onset ADHD. No current diagnostic system allows for the diagnosis of ADHD in adulthood, yet clinicians sometimes face adults who meet all criteria for ADHD, except for age at onset. Although many of these clinically referred adult onset cases may reflect poor recall, several recent longitudinal population studies
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  • ADHD Parenting among ADHD Adults

    Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2014. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.963858 “The Role of Parental ADHD in Sustaining the Effects of a Family-School Intervention for ADHD” Dawson, A.E., Wymbs, B.T., Marshall, S.A., Mautone, J.A., Power, T.J. This paper reports on the extent to which parental ADHD impacts child and parent functional outcomes of a multimodal family-school intervention designed to boost academic performance of 139 school-aged children with
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  • ADHD CME for Primary Care Professionals

    ADHD in provides ADHD CME training for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, psychiatrists, social workers and more. Provided by ADHD experts from APSARD.
  • ADHD Coaching an Integral Component of Effective Comprehensive Treatment for Adults with ADHD

    ADHD Coaching is a significant and important adjunct to ADHD treatment as part of a multi-modal approach. ADHD coaches are very adept at motivating their clients who have ADHD, while partnering with them to develop and practice newly learned personal, soc
  • African American Adults with ADHD – Cultural Barriers and Reduced Access to Care

    Cultural history and bias between psychiatry and the African American community lead to less recognition of the symptoms of ADHD, less use of ADHD medication, and reduced access to care.
  • Risk of Suicide in ADHD

    Suicide is one of the most feared outcomes of any psychiatric condition. Although its association with depression is well known, a small but growing research literature shows that ADHD is also a risk factor for suicidality. Suicide is difficult to study. Because it is relatively rare, large samples of patients are needed to make definitive statements. Studies of suicide and ADHD must also consider the possibility that medications might elevate that risk. For example, the FDA placed a
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  • ADHD and Suicide

    ADHD medications, stimulants in particular, have a protective effect against suicidality. As well, stimulant medications lower risks for traffic accidents, smoking, and substance use disorders.
  • ADHD Medication and Parenting

    Raising children is not easy. I should know. As a clinical psychologist, I’ve helped parents learn the skills they need to be better parents. And my experience raising three children confirmed my clinical experience. Parenting is a tough job under the best of circumstances but it is even harder if the parent has ADHD. For example, an effective parent establishes rules and enforces them systematically. This requires attention to detail, self-control and good organizational skills. Given
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  • ADHD Diagnosis Collateral Retrospectives

    Part of the ADHD diagnosis includes gathering information from third parties, such as parents, spouses, family members, teachers, and school reports. Third party input can help corroborate information the clinician collects in determining a diagnosis
  • Collateral Information in Adult ADHD

    Breda,V;, Rovaris, DL; Schneider Vitola, E.; et al. Does collateral retrospective information about childhood attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms assist in the diagnosis of attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults? Findings from a large clinical sample. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1–9, DOI: 10.1177/0004867415609421. Collateral information is commonly used in making the diagnosis of ADHD in a child or adolescent. The role of
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