Why are so many adults just now being diagnosed with ADHD?

Rates of adult ADHD have jumped in the last two decades. Researchers are exploring whether 24/7 use of technology may be contributing.

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ADHD in Adults: Does Age at Diagnosis Matter?

Hutt Vater C, DiSalvo M, Ehrlich A, Parker H, O’Connor H, Faraone SV, Biederman

J.J Atten Disord. 2024 Jan 2:10870547231218450. doi: 10.1177/10870547231218450. Online ahead of print.

Mind Wandering & Rumination

Excessive mind wandering, rumination, and mindfulness mediate the relationship between ADHD symptoms and anxiety and depression in adults with ADHD.

Kandeğer A, Odabaş Ünal Ş, Ergün MT, Yavuz Ataşlar E.

Clin Psychol Psychother. 2023 Dec 5. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2940. Online ahead of print.

Decision Making

Neurobiological basis of reinforcement-based decision making in adults with ADHD treated with lisdexamfetamine dimesylate: Preliminary findings and implications for mechanisms influencing clinical improvement.

Newcorn JH, Ivanov I, Krone B, Li X, Duhoux S, White S, Schulz KP, Bédard AV, Pedraza J, Adler L, Blair RJ.

J Psychiatr Res. 2023 Dec 3;170:19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2023.11.037. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38101205


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Abnormal wiring of the structural connectome in adults with ADHD.

Tolonen T, Roine T, Alho K, Leppämäki S, Tani P, Koski A, Laine M, Salmi J.

Netw Neurosci. 2023 Dec 22;7(4):1302-1325. doi: 10.1162/netn_a_00326. eCollection 2023.

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Supporting adults with autism – don’t forget comorbid ADHD.

Leaver L, Cubbin S, Parry A.Br J

Gen Pract. 2023 Nov 30;73(737):540-541. doi: 10.3399/bjgp23X735633. Print 2023 Dec.

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Chronic Pain & Elderly

Beware of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in older adults.

Nagamine T.Psychogeriatrics. 2024 Jan;24(1):148-149. doi: 10.1111/psyg.13048. Epub 2023 Nov 15.


Comparing Pharmacotherapies for ADHD in Adults: Evidence From Outcome-Focused Analysis of Food and Drug Administration Drug Label Registration Trials.

Surman CBH, Walsh DM, Bond JB.

J Atten Disord. 2024 Jan 16:10870547231218041. doi: 10.1177/10870547231218041. Online ahead of print.

A Single-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of Triple Beaded Mixed Amphetamine Salts in DSM-5 Adults With ADHD Assessing Effects Throughout the Day.

Adler LA, Anbarasan D, Sardoff T, Leon T, Gallagher R, Massimi CA, Faraone SV.

J Atten Disord. 2024 Jan 12:10870547231222260. doi: 10.1177/10870547231222260. Online ahead of print.