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Atypical Sensory Profiles in Adult ADHD, Irrespective of Autistic Symptoms

Dr. J.J.S. Kooij, MD PhD & Dr. D. Bijlenga, PhD Full citation: Bijlenga D, Tjon-Ka-Jie JYM, Schuijers F, Kooij JJS. Atypical sensory profiles as core features of adult ADHD, irrespective of autistic symptoms. Eur Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;43:51-57. Hypersensitivity in several sensory modalities is a feature of autism-spectrum disorder (ASD), and ‘hyper- or hyporeactivity to sensory […]

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Rising Costs Associated with ADHD Care

A recent Special Communication in JAMA Pediatrics (Bui, Dieleman, Hamavid, & et al., 2017) noted that spending in child health has continued to rise by 56.2% between 1996 and 2013. The largest health condition leading to health care spending for children was well-newborn care in the inpatient setting. It came as somewhat of a surprise […]

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Discontinuation Protocols

Our practice guidelines, text books, journals and drug labels tell us a great deal about the diagnostic indications for use of medications, how long to maintain them, and how to start them. However, there are few if any protocols to guide clinicians as to how and when to reassess when medications are still needed, to […]

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What can Doctors do about Fake ADHD?

ADHD is a serious disorder that requires treatment to prevent many adverse outcomes. But, because the diagnosis of ADHD is based on how the patient responds to questions, it is possible for people to pretend that they have ADHD, when they do not. In fact, if you Google “fake ADHD” you’ll get many pages of […]

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ADHD in the United States Army

For a long time, at least for this writer, knowledge about the relationship of ADHD and the military was based on a lot of hearsay, rumor, and second- and third-hand accounts. However, a recent peer-reviewed article provides data on estimated prevalence rates of ADHD in the United States Army using the Adult ADHD Symptom Self-Report […]

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Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With and Without Medication for Adults With ADHD

Blog by Mariya Cherkasova, Ph.D., VCH Research Institute ADHD in adulthood goes hand in hand with problems in key areas daily living, such as work, family life, and social / interpersonal functioning. These are often accompanied by emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, anger and low self-esteem. Such difficulties may stem from poor skills in […]

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Changing ASD-ADHD Symptom Co-Occurrence Across the Lifespan With Adolescence as Crucial Time Window: Illustrating the Need to go Beyond Childhood

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: Early identification and intervention has been a hallmark of ASD treatment. The demand for independent social functioning, abstraction and executive functioning peaks in early adolescence. Early intervention during adolescence and young adulthood for comorbid high functioning ASD/ADHD may be critical to optimizing the potential for successful adult functioning. Changing ASD-ADHD […]

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