We train health care professionals and
the public about ADHD in Adults
with the latest evidence-based content
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.

ASRS in College Students

Gray et al. (2014), The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): utility in college students with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder. PeerJ 2:e324; DOI 10.7717/peerj.324 There has been ongoing interest in the identification of ADHD in college students; many transitional adults will present with ADHD related symptoms and problems with the transition to post-secondary education and the related …

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ADHD in Young Adults – A Longitudinal Study

Cheung CH, Rijdijk F, McLoughlin G, Faraone SV, Asherson P, Kuntsi J. Childhood predictors of adolescent and young adult outcome in ADHD.   J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Jan 29. pii: S0022-3956(15)00022-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.01.011. This investigation examined predictors, including a variety of cognitive measures, demographics and ADHD symptoms and impairments in 116 adolescents followed for an average …

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University Healthcare Provider Survey on ADHD

This study provides the 2015 results of a survey of college and university health care providers (physicians, psychologists and nurses) about their knowledge about and treatment preferences concerning ADHD. The survey consisted of 37 forced choice questions, which took less than 15 minutes to complete; the overall response rate was somewhat low (8%), creating the …

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Symptom Manifestations and Impairments in College Students with ADHD

Gray SA, Fettes P, Woltering S, Mawjee K, Tannock R (2015). “Symptom manifestation and impairments in college students with ADHD.” Journal of Learning Disabilities.  2015 Mar 16. pii: 0022219415576523.   This article reviews what is currently known about the cognitive and academic impairments faced by post-secondary students with ADHD and then reports on a prospective …

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College Students and Risky Behavior

Graziano PA, Reid A, Slavec J, Paneto A, McNamara JP, Geffken GR. “ADHD Symptomatology and Risky Health, Driving, and Financial Behaviors in College: The Mediating Role of Sensation Seeking and Effortful Control” Journal of Attention Disorders (2014) Epub ahead of print April. DOI: 10.1177/1087054714527792. This study explores the relative contributions of “top-down” (i.e. effortful control) …

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Dialetical Behavior Therapy, College Students, and ADHD

J Atten Disord. 2015 Mar;19(3):260-7. DOI: 10.1177/1087054714535951 “Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Skills Training for ADHD Among College Students” Fleming, A.P., McMahon, R.J., Moran, L.R., Peterson, A.P., Dreessen, A. This article reports on the results of the first randomized controlled clinical trial of treatment program for college students with ADHD. Thirty-three …

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