The Journal of Attention Disorders (JAD) focuses on basic and applied science concerning attention and related functions in children, adolescents, and adults. JAD publishes articles on diagnosis, comorbidity, neuropsychological functioning, psychopharmacology, and psychosocial issues. The journal also addresses practice, policy, and theory, as well as review articles, commentaries, in-depth analyses, empirical research articles, and case presentations or program evaluations.

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In Memoriam: Joseph (Joe) Biederman
Posted on Friday February 03, 2023

Journal of Attention Disorders, Ahead of Print.

Assessment of Adult ADHD in Clinical Practice: Four Letters—40 Opinions
Posted on Friday October 18, 2019

Journal of Attention Disorders, Ahead of Print.
Objective: Despite guidelines providing detailed recommendations for the assessment of ADHD in adults and increasing clinician awareness of the persistence of ADHD into adulthood, ADHD remains under diagnosed in many countries. Method: A survey of 178 clinicians who regularly perform assessments for adult ADHD was conducted between February 2015 and 2016 to identify possible causes of underdiagnosis related to assessment practices. Results: There was a lack of consensus among clinicians regarding which symptoms are relevant to adult ADHD. Only “difficulties concentrating” was endorsed as a core feature of adult ADHD by a majority of respondents. Few clinicians used (semi-)structured interviews. Psychologists were less likely than physicians to recommend medication. Conclusion: Further clinician training on core symptoms of adult ADHD and diagnostic practices congruent with guideline recommendations may improve symptom recognition among clinicians and diagnostic accuracy. Identification of barriers to the implementation of diagnostic practices recommended by guidelines is needed.

Corrigendum
Posted on Thursday July 28, 2016

Journal of Attention Disorders, Ahead of Print.
Semrud-Clikeman, M., Pliszka, S. R., Bledsoe, J., Lancaster, J. (2014). Volumetric MRI differences in treatment naïve and chronically treated adolescents with ADHD-combined type. Journal of Attention Disorders, 18(6), 511–520. (Original DOI: 10.1177/1087054712443158)The above article published in Journal of Attention Disorders included incorrect data in Figure 2 on page 517. The correct version of Figure 2 is shown below.


Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970


Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970