Having a discussion with family members is not only useful in assessing ADHD in an older adult, but it can also help to identify other comorbidities such as depression or cognitive impairment that may aggravate ADHD, Agronin adds.
Clinicians should inquire about sleep and caffeine intake, Wetzel says. A good sleep history is important because adults with ADHD tend to have significant sleep problems that further complicate their focus and concentration, and adults with ADHD tend to use and abuse caffeine to self-medicate their ADHD.
Agronin says there are two critical issues to consider in adult ADHD. So you do have to be more cautious in terms of the behavioral effects.
Another side effect of stimulant drugs in older patients is worsening cardiac problems, specifically with conduction problems in the heart. Stimulants can potentially lead to arrhythmias and increases in blood pressure, Agronin says.
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Wilson, PhD, an assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and experimental neuroscience, and neurological sciences and the scientific director at the Center for Magnetoencephalography at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, says exercise helps many patients. Wilson notes that having an organized system is helpful for older adults with ADHD.
Patients who have either a spouse or someone who has helped them with organization experience better outcomes and more normal day-to-day lives, he says. Unfortunately, older patients with ADHD tend to experience many disappointments in life, such as underperforming academically and in their jobs, Wetzel says.
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The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family & Friends
Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This handbook is designed for anyone interested in an introduction to adult ADHD. It reviews the history of the diagnosis and why adult ADHD is often misdiagnosed.
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It contains important information about how to obtain a proper diagnosis. The final section reviews treatment options including medication and counseling and helpful, practical advice for managing adult ADHD. Kindle Edition , 31 pages. Published March 1st by Pragmatic Psychiatry Publishing.
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