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Adult ADHD Now a Widely Recognized Disorder

KEY POINT

While not usually as severe as the well-known children’s disorder, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now a well-researched and -recognized diagnosis and a condition that often requires pharmacotherapy. Researchers are refining methods that permit measurement of responses to medications and comparisons among the agents that adult patients with ADHD often find useful for managing symptoms.

SOURCES

Spencer T et al. Efficacy of a mixed amphetamine salts compound in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58:775–82.

Gadow KD. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58:784–5.