6 Challenges in Assessing ADHD in Adult Patients

 ADHD in the News 2017-03-30

The clinical presentation and functional impacts of ADHD in adults vary greatly from their child and adolescent counterparts...Major challenges include a lack of validated diagnostic criteria; psychiatric comorbidity and symptom overlap; compensatory mechanisms; evidence of significant clinical impact; underdiagnosis vs overdiagnosis; and prescription drug abuse and drug-seeking behavior."