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Clinical implications of the study “Trait-based Dimensions Discriminating Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Co-occurring ADHD/ASD.

Artemios Pehlivanidis M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece We hypothesize that individual trait dimensions that derive from questionnaires with widely accepted psychometric properties may offer helpful information for the differential diagnosis and treatment of adults with normal intelligence that are referred with a suspected ADHD or ASD or ADHD/ASD diagnosis.…

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Drive safely! Adults with ADHD keep crashing their vehicles

By Mario Louza[1] The paper by Roy et al. (2020) calls our attention to the high rate of motor vehicle crashes in adults with persistent symptoms of ADHD. Car accidents are an important cause of death and disability, and this population is particularly exposed, due to innatention and impulsivity. Roy A, Garner AA, Epstein JN,…

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Lifetime co-occurring psychiatric disorders in newly diagnosed adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or/ and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Artemios Pehlivanidis, Katerina Papanikolaou, Vasilios Mantas, Eva Kalantzi, Kalliopi Korobili, Lida-Alkisti Xenaki, Georgia Vassiliou and Charalambos Papageorgiou Abstract Background: Co-occurring psychiatric disorders in adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/ or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) contribute to the burden of the healthcare and possibly to the delay of diagnosis. Aim of the study was…

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