ADHD in età adulta. Prevalenza, fattori di rischio e requisiti per l'identificazione in una popolazione lombarda

Translated title of the contribution: ADHD in adulthood. Prevalence, risk factors and possible identification in a sample from regione lombardia

G. L. Mansi, E. Di Giacomo, B. Di Noto, A. Fumagalli, A. Folegatti, M. Molteni, M. Clerici

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Abstract

Aim: Aim of the present study was to evaluate risk factors and prevalence of this disorder in populace at risk and to attest current screening tests sensitivity. Methods: We administered Brown ADD Scales to two samples at risk for attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD): one of acute psychiatric inpatients (N.=56) and the other of affected children' parents (N.=28). We got through to people positive to screening in order to confirm the diagnosis. Results: Data obtained seem to suggest a low reliability of Brown ADD Scales self-scoring in populace at risk. Conclusion: The results obtained indicate the call for developing more sensitive diagnostic instruments targeted on "particular" populaces. It is confirmed the importance of self history and family/close friends records. Generally speaking, it is also confirmed adult ADHD diagnosis as problematic and the need of further and wider researchers.

Translated title of the contributionADHD in adulthood. Prevalence, risk factors and possible identification in a sample from regione lombardia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Psichiatrica
Volume54
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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