Adult ADHD (January)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2017 | Volume: 15 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

ADHD is relatively common in adults, with conservative estimates of a 4%–5% prevalence in the adult population, equal in men and women. However, only about 10% of adults with ADHD are receiving treatment for their condition. In this issue, we look at how to treat adult ADHD, but also at how overdiagnosis is becoming a problem.

In This Issue

Article

How to Treat Adult ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Practice Tools and Tips

ADHD is relatively common in adults, with conservative estimates of a 4%–5% prevalence in the adult population, equal in men and women. However, only about 10% of adults with ADHD are receiving treatment for their condition. Over the past decade, it’s become apparent that ADHD does not suddenly end when children grow up, and that the disorder often continues into adulthood. Learn more in this article by Dr. Parikh, who has run a clinic focused on adult AHD for more than a decade.

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Expert Q&A

ADHD Overdiagnosis

Topics: ADHD | Practice Tools and Tips

In this interview, Dr. Harrison shares her insight on adult ADHD. She runs a clinic for adult ADHD screening at Queens University near Ottawa. Most of the people she sees are university students who think they have ADHD but were never diagnosed. The clinic now has data on 260 students.

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Research Update

N-acetylcysteine Shows Promise in Treatment of Co-Occurring PTSD and SUD

Topics: Research Update

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most common psychiatric disorder in veterans who seek treatment at the VA, and substance use disorder (SUD) is a common comorbid condition. While SSRIs can be effective for PTSD symptoms, they don’t treat SUD well.

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CME Post-Test

Take The CME Post-Test for Adult ADHD, TCPR, January 2017

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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