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the public about ADHD in Adults
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from International Experts.

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 Demographics

ADHD occurs in approximately 5% of the population worldwide, and comprises approximately 15% of physician office visits due to other complaints. ADHD occurs equally in women and men, and across races. Screening, diagnosis and treatment may differ based on age, socio-economic class, and cultural factors that effect clinic visits.

Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy Effective for Older Adults with ADHD?

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Older Adults with ADHD?

Though there have been numerous studies of the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for ADHD symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults, few have examined efficacy among adults over 50. A new study begins to fill that void. Psychiatric researchers from the New York University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Pfizer randomly assigned …

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ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood

Although ADHD was conceived as a childhood disorder, we now know that many cases persist into adulthood.  My colleagues and I charted the progression of ADHD through childhood, adolescence and adulthood in our “Primer” about ADHD, http://rdcu.be/gYyV.   Although the lifetime course of ADHD varies among adults with the disorder, there are many consistent themes, which …

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ADHD and Cognitive Function in Older Adults

E. J. Semeijn, N. C. M. Korten, H. C. Comijs, M. Michielsen, D. J. H. Deeg, A. T. F. Beekman and J. J. S. Kooij. No lower cognitive functioning in older adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. International Psychogeriatrics: International Psychogeriatric Association 2015 doi:10.1017/S1041610215000010. The largest percentage growth in stimulant prescriptions in the last year is in …

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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 …

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