Increase your income by attracting thousands of followers, fans, and friends to your Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace by using free content from www.SocialOpine.com. Follow SocialOpine on Twitter Follow SocialOpine on Facebook Follow SocialOpine on YouTube




Current issues and trends in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ADHD.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been commonly thought of as a childhood disorder that diminished over time. It is one of the most common developmental disorders and it is estimated that ADHD affects 5-10% of children. Two-thirds of children with ADHD will continue to have symptoms of ADHD that persist throughout adolescence. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that symptoms of ADHD can also remain in adulthood, affecting 4.4% of the adult population. However, diagnosing adults with ADHD can prove difficult because they often find that their symptoms are egosyntonic. In addition, the development of comorbid conditions, such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders or substance abuse, can often overshadow underlying ADHD symptoms. Nonetheless, treatments such as stimulant and nonstimulant medication (e.g., atomoxetine), and cognitive-behavior therapy have been effective in treating adults with ADHD. This article reviews the prevalence of adults with ADHD, followed by a discussion of the neurobiological and genetic underpinnings of the disorder. Issues regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD are also addressed.

Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Oct;7(10):1375-90. Cumyn L, Kolar D, Keller A, Hechtman L. McGill University, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, 3700 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1Y2. lucy.cumyn@mail.mcgill.ca






Posted: 12/04/2007

Bookmark and Share

browse

This article provided by The International Hypnosis Research Institute.

Enter your email address to subscribe to the IHRI Newsletter.

Wedding Day Bliss

Happily Plan and Enjoy Your Stress Free Wedding Day! Use this hypnosis session on a daily basis leading up to your wedding day to experience a wonderful oasis of calm and peace as you are taken on a journey deep into your inner mind.

Controlling Your Bladder

Control Your Bladder More Effectively With Hypnosis!Do you have an overactive bladder?This specially designed hypnosis session will help you gain control of your bladder using the powerful inner mind to effect your body.

Fears & Phobias

Banish Fears & Phobias With Hypnosis!This specially designed hypnosis session will easily and effortlessly allow you to eliminate fears & phobias in your life working at a deep inner mind level.
Home Who we are Services Contact Us FAQ Links