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The Relationships between ADHD and Social Functioning and Participation in Older Adults in a Population-Based Study

Comments on abstract by Taina Lehtonen Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not disappear with age. I think this is an important paper because it highlights, once again, the dangers of not recognising and treating ADHD in a lifespan perspective and specificallly in old age ADHD. The burden of social loneliness, being divorced/never married, having less…

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Can we treat cocaine dependence in adults with ADHD with amphetamines?

Abstract chosen: Levin FR, Mariani JJ, Specker S, Mooney M, Mahony A, Brooks DJ, Babb D, Bai Y, Eberly LE, Nunes EV, Grabowski J. Extended-Release Mixed Amphetamine Salts vs Placebo for Comorbid Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Cocaine Use Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;72(6):593-602. Short comment: One of the most complicate clinical…

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ADHD and Substance Use – The Patients’ Perspective

Reviewed by Hannah Mullens (1,2) and Susan Young (3,2) 1 Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK 2 Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust, London, UK 3 Centre for Mental Health, Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College, London An abundance of research investigating the co-occurrence of ADHD and substance use disorder…

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