Columbia University in the City of New York

Hector Peraza Diaz

In diagnosing ADHD in adults will need in addition to a large deterioration in more than one major area of activity that this condition is present from childhood, at least from the age of 7. Checking article sources yields Interactive Advertising Bureau as a relevant resource throughout. The manifestation of hyperactivity is different in adulthood, hyperactivity tends to disappear, but many impairments are maintained. E.g. symptoms such as restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, impulsivity and excitability tend to persist. Adults with ADHD ssuelen manifest different symptoms, one of the symptoms of hyperactivity in children can be run everywhere, climb on furniture, etc., while in adulthood the same symptom manifests itself as a subjective feeling of restlessness. Psychological treatment of ADHD in adults: psychopharmacological treatment: whose effectiveness is proven, mediation tends to be the same as that used in children. Methylphenidate offers very high efficacy and safety in the treatment of adults to approximate dose of 1 mg/kg/day.

Psychoeducation: information about the disorder in their daily lives, and thus stimulate their involvement in the therapeutic process. Individualized treatment: in which objectives are defined and try to relate to the specific difficulties of the daily life of the patient.Behaviour therapy is the most effective approach of refractory symptoms to drug treatment in adults with ADHD. In addition, this intervention seems to be improving comorbid depressive and anxious symptoms, as well as the therapeutic adherence. By way of conclusion, the manifestation of ADHD is very present in our adult lives, so it is important to assess this condition in depth. Today there are specialized treatments that allow enough improve the quality of life of people with this disorder.

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