Managing ADHD in adult patients can be complex1

ADHD in adults is a complex disorder, with various associated comorbidities and functional impairments1

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Common ADHD Comorbidities in Adults

Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders

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Adults with ADHD are more likely to have comorbid mood disorders (eg, depression and bipolar disorder).2 They are also more likely to suffer from substance use disorder.2

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Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

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Diagnosing ADHD in adults can be a clinical challenge due to differences in both clinical presentation and functional impairment.1

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Treating ADHD in Adults

ADHD Often Persists into Adulthood

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Up to 65% of patients diagnosed with childhood ADHD continue to have ADHD as adults3,4

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Consequences of Nontreatment in Adult ADHD

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Untreated ADHD in adults can lead to serious consequences in physical and psychological health, as well as in social functioning.5,6

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Treatment Challenges in Adult ADHD

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Controlling symptoms effectively while preventing troublesome side effects presents a treatment challenge in adult ADHD.5-7

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Resources for Adults with ADHD

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There are many resources available for adult patients with ADHD, including self- and clinician-administered rating scales, and patient support organizations.

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  3. Geffen J, Forster K. Treatment of adult ADHD: a clinical perspective. Ther Adv Psycopharmacology. 2018;8(1):25-32.
  4. Katzman MA, Bilkey TS, Chokka PR, Fallu A, Klassen LJ. Adult ADHD and comorbid disorders: clinical implications of a dimensional approach. BMC Psychiatry. 2017;17:302.
  5. Jain R, Jain S, Montano B. Addressing diagnosis and treatment gaps in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2017;19(5):17nr02153. doi: 10.4088/PCC.17nr02153.
  6. Shaw M, Hodgkins P, Caci H, et al. A systematic review and analysis of long-term outcomes in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: effects of treatment and non-treatment. BMC Med. 2012;10:99. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-10-99.
  7. Cortese S, Adamo A, Del Giovane C, et al. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents, and adults: a review and network meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry. 2018;5(9):727-738.