Here you will find the following information about Diagnosis / Treatment ‘Across the Lifespan’
ADHD Europe does not offer any individual support or give references to coaches that may contact. Please contact one of our member organisations in your European country should you have any country specific countries.
ADHD Europe has launched surveys over the past years about Access to Diagnosis & treatment that has been provided by our national member organisations about the situation of access to diagnosis and treatment in their country.
ADHD Europe member organisations in Europe are sharing their best practices and knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in their country. All videos are very informative for everyone globally and hosted on our Broadcasting ADHD Europe Youtube channel.
What is an Evaluation for ADHD Like? It’s a matter of finding out how your life resembles the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. It’s not scary. Thomas E. Brown, PhD talks about the process of assessing people for ADHD. It’s a matter of finding out how your life resembles the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. It’s not scary.
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Dr. Thomas Brown talks about what an ADHD evaluation can be like, and what it may include. Thomas E. Brown, PhD, earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and served on the Yale faculty for 25 years. He is now Director of the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. He is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and has published numerous articles and seven books on ADHD. His website is www.BrownADHDclinic.com.
How do the different ADHD Treatment options work? Margaret H. Sibley, PhD talks about the treatment options for people with ADHDThere several options in creating an ADD treatment plan. Working with the healthcare p. rovider, you can decide what is best to include in your child’s or your own plan.
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Margaret H. Sibley, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. She also has an adjunct appointment at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She studies executive functioning, motivation, and attention problems in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Sibley is the author of Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD: Building Skills and Motivation, a comprehensive guide for professionals.
We have collected some of those questions and selected internationally-respected researchers and ADHD professionals to answer them.Click on the question for a short answer and a link to a more in-depth one including a useful infographic.
What other diagnoses are seen with ADHD? ADHD goes along with other diagnoses over the life span. In childhood, oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder are e.g. frequently occurring with ADHD. In adulthood, mood and anxiety disorders, but also substance use disorders are found most often. Read more here
What does a comprehensive treatment plan for children with ADHD look like/include? A comprehensive plan should include a full explanation of the condition and the available treatments in understandable terms. Read more here
Why is it important to diagnose and treat ADHD in adulthood? Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adulthood is important because it is never too late to improve your life and you can’t solve a problem until you identify it. Realizing that you have ADHD and seeking treatment go a long way toward self-acceptance – and understanding that you aren’t just lazy, crazy, or stupid! Read more here
What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking ADHD medication? The medications used to treat ADHD reduce the symptoms of the disorder and many functional outcomes: delinquency, substance abuse, criminality and suicidality. They can cause unwanted side effects but, for most patients, these side effects can be controlled by reducing the dose or changing medications. Read more here
Aren’t medications for ADHD just different versions of illegal drugs? Unlike illegal drugs, prescription stimulants are effective and safe treatments for many people with ADHD. However, people taking stimulants should be carefully monitored for signs of abuse and dependence. Read more here
ADHD Europe support and endorse the work of the the Diva Foundation who has put a great deal of work into making a reliable tool for assessing and diagnosing ADHD for clinicians or professionals across the globe.
Guidelines to opening a Clinical Practice for Adult ADHD Diagnostic Assessment & Treatment (Authored by – Professor J. J. Sandra Kooij)
Lancet Psychiatry – Early medication discontinuation is prevalent in ADHD treatment, particularly among young adults. Although reinitiation of medication is common, treatment persistence in adolescents and young adults is lower than expected based on previous estimates of ADHD symptom persistence in these age groups. This study highlights the scope of medication treatment discontinuation and persistence in ADHD across the lifespan and provides new knowledge about long-term ADHD medication use.
ADHD medication discontinuation and persistence across the lifespan: a retrospective observational study using population-based databases (Published 27 November 2023) View publication
View Supplement to above: Brikell I, Yao H, Li L, et al. ADHD medication discontinuation and
persistence across the lifespan: a retrospective observational study using populationbased databases
ADHD Europe’s contribution to the scientic paper ‘ ‘Psychopharmacology in Children & Adolescents – Unmet needs and Opportunities’ which is an important component of the multimodal intervention approaches intreating mental health conditions in children and adolescents.
The publication was published by Lancet Psychiatry on 7th December 2023 who announced “There are substantial challenges & important opportunities in child & adolescent psychopharmacology, which should be addressed by a joint effort among patients, their families, clinicians, scientists, funders, & regulators”
Diagnosis and Asessment of ADHD. This short article describes who can diagnose, the diagnostic criteria, the features of a clinical diagnosis, explanantion of functional impairments, differential diagnosis, aspects to a diagnosis and the process of a diagnosis. Read more
MultiModal approaches living with ADHD. ADHD requires a multimodal treatment approach, which will vary depending on the person. Come find out more about multi-model approaches. Please consult your medical practictionor to find out the best treatment plan for you or your family member. Read more
Complimentary or Alternative Treatments for ADHD. This article explores various treatment options. The treatments reviewed here do not represent a comprehensive account of all possible alternative therapies. Read more
Each question below has a short video for you to watch that has been recorded and provided by an expert in the field of ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and life with ADHD. Click on the links below to watch a video.
How effective is medication for treating ADHD?
Which is better for treating ADHD? Medicate or not?
Why is ADHD not diagnosed until adulthood in some people?
Under what circumstances can an ADHD diagnosis be missed?
What are the most common co-occurring diagnoses/conditions in adults?
How do you decide what to treat first when there is more than one diagnosis?
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