There is a well-documented gap between the known prevalence of adult ADHD and rates of diagnosis and treatment. In Germany, epidemiological studies of nationally representative community samples have found prevalence rates ranging from 3.1% to 4.7%. Yet studies of publicly insured individuals age 18 to 69 years old report rates of diagnosed ADHD between 0.04% …
As ADHD Adults grow older, clinicians and researchers are learning more about how ADHD symptoms change through the lifespan and how to differentiate ADHD in Older Adults from other aging conditions.
ADHD and PTSD can go together, and clinicians should screen for the other when one is present. Having an ADHD diagnosis along with PTSD increases the neuropsychological burden on the individual.
We are improving our ability to diagnose ADHD. But 90% of ADHD adults are still undiagnosed and untreated. In our success story, Eva tells how her son’s ADHD diagnosis helped her get her own diagnosis, after years of searching for answers.
ADHD diagnosis and treatment improve quality of life, family relationships, and job performance.