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Structure and Diagnosis of Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Structure and Diagnosis of Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ORIGINAL ARTICLE Structure and Diagnosis of Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Analysis of Expanded Symptom Criteria From the Adult ADHD Clinical Diagnostic Scale Ronald C. Kessler, PhD; Jennifer Greif Green, PhD; Lenard A. Adler, MD; Russell A. Barkley, PhD; Somnath Chatterji, MD; Stephen V. Faraone, PhD; Matthew Finkelman, PhD; Laurence L. Greenhill, MD; Michael J. Gruber, MS; Mark Jewell, PhD; Leo J. Russo, PhD; Nancy A. Sampson, BA; David L. Van Brunt, PhD Context: Controversy exists about the appropriate cri- Results: Almost half of the respondents (45.7%) who teria for a diagnosis of adult attention-deficit/ had childhood ADHD continued to meet the full DSM-IV hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). criteria for current adult ADHD, with 94.9% of these pa- tients having current attention-deficit disorder and 34.6% Objective: To examine the structure and symptoms most having current hyperactivity disorder. Adult persis- predictive of DSM-IV adult ADHD. tence was much greater for inattention than for hyper- activity/impulsivity. Additional respondents met the full Design: The data are from clinical interviews in en- criteria for current adult ADHD despite not having met riched subsamples of the National Comorbidity Survey the full childhood criteria. A 3-factor structure of adult Replication (n=131) and a survey of a large managed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-622X
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2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.146
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21041618
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Structure and Diagnosis of Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Analysis of Expanded Symptom Criteria From the Adult ADHD Clinical Diagnostic Scale Ronald C. Kessler, PhD; Jennifer Greif Green, PhD; Lenard A. Adler, MD; Russell A. Barkley, PhD; Somnath Chatterji, MD; Stephen V. Faraone, PhD; Matthew Finkelman, PhD; Laurence L. Greenhill, MD; Michael J. Gruber, MS; Mark Jewell, PhD; Leo J. Russo, PhD; Nancy A. Sampson, BA; David L. Van Brunt, PhD Context: Controversy exists about the appropriate cri- Results: Almost half of the respondents (45.7%) who teria for a diagnosis of adult attention-deficit/ had childhood ADHD continued to meet the full DSM-IV hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). criteria for current adult ADHD, with 94.9% of these pa- tients having current attention-deficit disorder and 34.6% Objective: To examine the structure and symptoms most having current hyperactivity disorder. Adult persis- predictive of DSM-IV adult ADHD. tence was much greater for inattention than for hyper- activity/impulsivity. Additional respondents met the full Design: The data are from clinical interviews in en- criteria for current adult ADHD despite not having met riched subsamples of the National Comorbidity Survey the full childhood criteria. A 3-factor structure of adult Replication (n=131) and a survey of a large managed

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JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 2010

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