Adult ADHD

by Dr Ian Ellison-Wright, Dr Louise Fountain and Dr Ovais Badat


Last updated: December 2018


Although in the past ADHD was regarded as a problem of childhood, there is increasing evidence that in some people the symptoms persist into adulthood.


Adult ADHD is frequently comorbid with other disorders: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, alcohol and substance disorders. It is, therefore, important for general adult psychiatrists to be able to diagnose ADHD and differentiate it from other disorders.


Treatment options include self-help techniques, psychological interventions and medication.


The aim of this module is to give general adult psychiatrists a better understanding of ADHD and current opinion regarding diagnosis and treatment.


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