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The Mission of ADHD in Adults is to educate primary care providers on the screening, diagnosis and care of adult patients with ADHD. It is only recently that ADHD in Adults has been recognized as a legitimate disorder that begins in childhood, and almost 70% of the time, continues into adulthood.
There are approximately 10 million adults in the United States with ADHD. Only 10% have been diagnosed and treated. ADHD is a serious disorder that, untreated, can wreak havoc on families, results in high rates of divorce, job loss, life-threatening accidents, and lower achievement levels and income. The annual economic cost of ADHD, in absenteeism and lost productivity is estimated at $100 Billion a year.
Pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments have been researched, developed into protocols, and proven safe. Our goal is to now bring the screening, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD into the primary care office where the broadest number of patients can be treated efficaciously.
ADHD in Adults is made up of significant contributions from three major organizations.
The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) is providing our professional expertise and educational content.
APSARD is an international membership organization consisting of a broad spectrum of allied mental health experts working to improve the quality of care for patients with ADHD through the exchange of research, best practices and evidence-based insights. While APSARD will fill unmet education and training needs for healthcare professionals helping patients with ADHD across the continuum of care, from childhood through adulthood, APSARD has a strong emphasis on adults.
The National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) is providing our Continuing Medical Education accreditation and our ADHD CME content delivery platform.
The mission of NACE is to offer continuing education opportunities to provide learners in the fields of medicine, behavioral health, education, and related disciplines, with the most up-to-date, science-based information that will enable them to increase their knowledge, competence, and professional performance to ultimately benefit their patients’ health.
InQuill Medical Communications is providing our web presence, educational design, social media campaigns and medical marketing.
InQuill is an award-winning medical education and communications company powered by deep expertise in adult learning and multi-media web technologies. They provide content research and creation, educational design, medical writing, continuous learning, and effective promotion. We engage in national initiatives educating professionals and the public about diseases and improving medical practice and patient outcomes. They also teach medical writing and communications to professionals from over thirty countries.
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.
All content on ADHD in Adults, regardless of funding source, is evidence-based, fair, unbiased, and independently sourced and produced.
The opinions expressed on this website and associated multi-media are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of any funding sources.
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