ADHD and Asperger’s

 ADHD in the News 2017-08-24

In the DSM-IV, ADHD could not be diagnosed in a child already known to have any of the ASDs. However, this has been corrected in the DSM-5 in response to the many studies that have shown that they have many overlapping features. Depending on the study, rates of comorbidity have been reported to vary from 14-78%, with many aspects of study reflecting a basic linkage between the two conditions.