Our mission at 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 to 90% of the time, continues into young adulthood. There are millions of adults in the United States with ADHD and many 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 has been estimated to be about $100 billion per 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.
MedLearning Inc. is providing our web presence, educational design, social media campaigns, and medical marketing.
MedLearning (ML) is a medical communications and education agency located in Northern, NJ with 25+ years of experience in developing thought-provoking medical education and communications through live events, publications, web-based programming, and multimedia offerings. For the last two decades, ML has developed a core competency in educating healthcare professionals and patients/caregivers on ADHD throughout the lifespan. We work with leading experts in the field to develop evidence-based education with the goals of improved patient clinical outcomes and quality of life.
ADHDinAdult.com would also like to recognize InQuill Medical Communications, who created previous content that is available on the site.
Medical Education Resources (MER) is a jointly accredited provider and a non-profit company located in Englewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. MER’s mission is to support the professional development of healthcare professionals by providing continuing education that drives improvements in medical care and ultimately, patient health.
ADHDinAdults.com would also like to recognize National Association for Continuing Education (NACE), who accredited previous content that is available on the site.
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 has also beenfunded by generous grants from both Shire plc and Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, as well as website revenues for services.
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