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the public about ADHD in Adults
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Program Committee: Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Program Director;
Lenard Adler, MD, David Goodman, MD, Co-Chairs, APSARD Education Committee;
Jonathan Marx, MBA, Media and Marketing Director

ADHD and Comorbidity

Many conditions and disorders are comorbid with ADHD – they co-exist with ADHD.
Anxiety, depression, substance use, alcoholism, bipolar disorder, obesity, eating disorders.

Associations Between ADHD and Autoimmune Diseases

A Norwegian team based at the University of Bergen recently performed a population study using the country’s detailed national health registries. With records from more than two and a half million Norwegians, the team examined what, if any, associations could be found between ADHD and nine autoimmune diseases: ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, iridocyclitis, multiple sclerosis, …

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Is There an Association Between Asthma and ADHD?

An international team of researchers has carefully examined the best current evidence and found strong evidence for an association between asthma and ADHD by combining a meta-analysis of prior data with a new analysis of the Swedish population. The meta-analysis identified 46 datasets with a total of more than 3.3 million persons. It computed an …

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Review of Cardiovascular Effects of ADHD Medications

This article provides a review of the cardiovascular effects of ADHD medications including potential effects on blood pressure, heart rate and risk of cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, sudden death and stroke). The article notes that meta-analyses have generally found that the effects of stimulant medications and atomoxetine were generally similar on systolic blood pressure (1-3 …

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The State of the Art on Identifying and Treating Persons with Comorbid ADHD and Substance Use Disorders

An international group of twelve experts recently published a consensus report examining the state of the evidence and offering recommendations to guide screening, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with ADHD-SUD comorbidity. In a clear sign that we are still in the early stages of understanding this relationship, five of the thirteen recommendations received the lowest …

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Identifying and Treating Persons with Comorbid ADHD and Substance Use Disorders

An international group of twelve experts recently published a consensus report examining the state of the evidence and offering recommendations to guide screening, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with ADHD-SUD comorbidity.1 In a clear sign that we are still in the early stages of understanding this relationship, five of the thirteen recommendations received the lowest …

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The Familial Relationship Between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorders

   While it has been well documented that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders (SUD) commonly co-occur, little is known about the reasons for this association.  Since both disorders are highly heritable one hypothesis is the high co-occurrence may be due to common genes.  One way to assess for a genetic relationship …

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Emotional Dysregulation and ADHD

One of the many great contributions of Dr. Russell Barkley was his conceptualization of ADHD as a disorder of self-regulation. ADHD people have difficulties regulating their behavior, which lead to the classic diagnostic criteria of hyperactivity and impulsivity and they have problem regulating cognitive processes which leads to the well-known inattentive diagnostic criteria for the …

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