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.
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.
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.
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.