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Quantifying Emotional Dysregulation in Adults with ADHD

Nahit Motavalli Mukaddes MD Professor of Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry Istanbul Institute of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The majority of individuals with ADHD show impairments in emotional regulation (ED). However, the current diagnostic system such as DSM-5, does not include emotional problems as core symptoms of ADHD, but only mentions them as associated…

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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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