This blog addresses the relationship between executive function deficits in general and working memory (WM) deficits in particular and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although some neuropsychological models of ADHD have proposed that ADHD arises from deficits in executive functions, accumulating clinical evidence show that it afflicts some but not all individuals with ADHD and suggests that …
adhd in adults
ADHD stimulant medications can be supplemented with ADHD non-stimulant medications for more tailored effects without increasing identical side effects. This study in guanfacine is an example of a beginning of research for ADHD in Adults.
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.
Is ADHD Always a Childhood Onset Disorder? by Joseph Biederman, MD – August 4, 2016 Recent population based studies raise the intriguing question as to whether adult ADHD is always preceded by childhood onset of symptoms or can develop anew in adult life. From Brazil, one group argues that child and adult ADHD are “distinct …
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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ADHD Coaching is a significant and important adjunct to ADHD treatment as part of a multi-modal approach. ADHD coaches are very adept at motivating their clients who have ADHD, while partnering with them to develop and practice newly learned personal, soc
Cultural history and bias between psychiatry and the African American community lead to less recognition of the symptoms of ADHD, less use of ADHD medication, and reduced access to care.
ADHD medications, stimulants in particular, have a protective effect against suicidality. As well, stimulant medications lower risks for traffic accidents, smoking, and substance use disorders.
Part of the ADHD diagnosis includes gathering information from third parties, such as parents, spouses, family members, teachers, and school reports. Third party input can help corroborate information the clinician collects in determining a diagnosis