Diagnosing and Treating Adult ADHD: A Guide
Although relatively common, ADHD in adults can be very difficult to diagnose and manage. Some of the challenges and barriers we face when diagnosing and treating ADHD in adults are obvious. For example, providers have concerns when prescribing stimulants, which are controlled substances. Other challenges are less obvious and require more skill to overcome, including newly updated diagnostic criteria, patients' utilization of compensatory mechanisms, and the subjective nature of the symptoms.