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ADHD Treatment

Treatment of ADHD is multi-modal. Medications, when chosen and dosed correctly, can reduce all or a portion of the 18 symptoms of ADHD. Improvement can be measured reliably using the 18 Symptom Checklist. In addition to medication, psychotherapy with an ADHD specialist can address executive dysfunction and provide ongoing support. Exercise and specific supplementation can also be of assistance.

Assessment and Treatment Monitoring Tools for Adult ADHD

Assessment and Treatment Monitoring Tools for Adult ADHD Despite the evidence that ADHD is a distinct condition from other psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders that affect adults, it is a challenging one to assess because of its overlap with other conditions. It is fortunate that there are several evidence-supported pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments available to adult …

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How to Avoid False Positives and False Negatives when Diagnosing Adult ADHD?

A recent paper by Margaret Sibley and colleagues addresses a key issue in the diagnosis of adult ADHD. Is it sufficient to only collect data from the patient being diagnosed or are informants useful or, perhaps, essential, for diagnosing ADHD in adults. Dr. Sibley presented as systematic review of twelve studies that prospectively followed ADHD …

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Neural Correlates of ADHD

Neural Correlates of Symptom Improvement Following Stimulant Treatment in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Zhen Yang, PhD, Clare Kelly, PhD, Francisco X. Castellanos, MD, Terry Leon, MS, Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD, and Lenard A. Adler, MD JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, p. 1–10,DOI: 10.1089/cap.2015.0243 Several prior studies have examined effects of stimulant medications on …

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Collateral Information in Adult ADHD

Breda,V;, Rovaris, DL; Schneider Vitola, E.; et al. Does collateral retrospective information about childhood attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms assist in the diagnosis of attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults? Findings from a large clinical sample. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1–9, DOI: 10.1177/0004867415609421. Collateral information is commonly used in making the diagnosis of ADHD …

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Locomotor Activity and Diagnosing ADHD

This article reviews existing evidence for the use of locomotor activity measures in diagnosing ADHD. The authors conducted a meta-analysis of published studies using motion measures to compare patients with ADHD with controls and then conducted a case control study using the McLean motion activity test (MMAT) on a sample of child, adolescent and adult …

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Diagnosing and Monitoring ADHD

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, which include using DSM-IV criteria to evaluate ADHD, using rating scales from multiple sources to assist in making the diagnosis and monitoring for treatment effects and side effects and inclusion of psychosocial treatment paradigms in treatment recommendations (American Academy of …

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