Late-Onset ADHD Reconsidered With Comprehensive Repeated Assessments Between Ages 10 and 25

The American Journal of Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: February 01, 2018


Autores: Margaret H. Sibley, Ph.D., Luis A. Rohde, M.D., James M. Swanson, Ph.D., Lily T. Hechtman, M.D., Brooke S.G. Molina, Ph.D., John T. Mitchell, Ph.D., L. Eugene Arnold, M.D., Arthur Caye, Traci M. Kennedy, Ph.D., Arunima Roy, Ph.D., Annamarie Stehli, M.P.H., for the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA)

Background: Adolescents and young adults without childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often present to clinics seeking stimulant medication for late-onset ADHD symptoms. Recent birth-cohort studies support the notion of late-onset ADHD, but these investigations are limited by relying on screening instruments to assess ADHD, not considering alternative causes of symptoms, or failing to obtain complete psychiatric histories. The authors address these limitations by examining psychiatric assessments administered longitudinally to the local normative comparison group of the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD.