Reconsidering Adult ADHD- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder in adults in the United States, with a prevalence rate of 4.4%, making it second only to major depression. The National Comorbidity Survey Replication study revealed that only one in 10 adults identified as having ADHD were being treated for their ADHD, even though 45% had been in treatment for other mental health disorders during the previous year.
Adult psychiatrists as well as many primary care providers are often not familiar with its presentation in childhood or adulthood. In addition, clinicians may be less familiar with how to obtain a good developmental history regarding the typical developmental abnormalities associated with the disorder since this is not typically done in an adult screening. Comorbid symptoms are common, and many of the associated symptoms of ADHD are easily understood within the framework of mood disorders with which adult psychiatrists are more familiar.
Screen adult patients for a history of ADHD and evaluate for ADHD symptoms especially as comorbid with other disorders.
Implement a comprehensive treatment strategy that is personalized with patient input and includes both pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to the management of adult ADHD.
1.5 Free CCMC CEUs for Case Managers
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