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Assessing Adults With ADHD and Comorbidities

Russel A. Barkley, PhD, and Jeffrey H. Newcorn, MD

Published: February 16, 2009

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Approximately 4.4% of US adults have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).1 Yet, this condition remains underdiagnosed as only 10.9% of adults with ADHD receive treatment.1 To complicate diagnosis, adults with ADHD often have comorbid psychiatric disorders, which may mask the symptoms of ADHD.

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