Diagnosis and treatment of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Jackson B
  • Farrugia D
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If is estimated that between 30% and 50% of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will continue to exhibit symptomatology that is disruptive throughout their adult lives. Identification and diagnosis of adult ADHD, as Well as primary and secondary characteristics and comorbid disorders, are discussed in this article. Counseling strategies are suggested to help clinicians treat adults with ADHD, such as educating the client about the disorder and providing training in attention management techniques, self-management skills, interpersonal and social skills, stress and time management, anger management, and problem-solving skills. Clinicians are encouraged to prepare themselves for understanding, identifying, diagnosing, and treating the adult population with ADHD.

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  • anxiety
  • boys
  • children
  • college-students
  • comorbidity
  • psychiatric status

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  • B Jackson

  • D Farrugia

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