WHAT IS ADHD?
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric condition consisting of two primary symptom clusters: Inattention and Hyperactivity. ADHD is a lifelong condition that is noticeable in childhood with continued impairment into adulthood. Significant functional impairment is noticeable in the academic or work setting due in part to lack of organizational skills and/or the lack of ability to focus on task completion. Adults with ADHD also have a high incidence of accidents including traffic accidents and may seem to have antisocial behavior.
ADHD is a relatively common disorder with an estimated prevalence in 3%-5% of the adult population. If symptoms of ADHD were a concern early in life, the following symptoms may indicate that our ADHD study is right for you.
•Get easily distracted
•Make careless mistakes in work or academic setting
•Have trouble listening
•Difficulty following through and finishing tasks
•Avoiding difficult tasks that need attention
•Impulsivity seeming to be on-the-go all the time.
There are two types of medications used to treat ADHD symptoms, stimulants and non-stimulants. Although stimulant medications are the most common ADHD treatment, some patients prefer an alternative medication type.
This study is part of an investigation into the effectiveness of a non-stimulant medication for treatment of ADHD symptoms. The medication is already approved for use for depression by the US FDA and the current study is to evaluate how the medication works for ADHD.
There is no cost to participate in the ADHD study. Study participants receive a thorough clinical evaluation, study medication and thorough medical care throughout the study. For more details about the ADHD study complete the questionnaire or contact our office staff at (425) 453-HELP.