Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Chaplin, E and Mccarthy, J (2018). Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). in: Hemmings, C (ed.) Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities 5th edition handbook resource for support staff and managers in learning disability services. Pavilion.
|Authors||Chaplin, E and Mccarthy, J|
Summary This chapter describes the presentation and treatment of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). ADHD is a common condition in children with ID but often goes unrecognised in adults. The presentation of ADHD in adults with ID is often complicated by the presence of other conditions such as autism. In addition, ADHD impacts on a person’s achievements and on their social functioning, so hindering their personal relationships. To date there has been no diagnostic tool available to diagnose ADHD in adults with ID, although an assessment tool specifically developed for the purpose is in development. The approach to the treatment of ADHD in adults with ID is same as in the general population, using a combination of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. This is why it is important to raise the awareness and understanding of ADHD in adults with ID as good treatments are available.
|Book title||Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities 5th edition handbook resource for support staff and managers in learning disability services.|
CC BY 4.0
|29 Jun 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||04 Sep 2018|
|Accepted||03 Jan 2018|
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