“ADHD Over 50: Old Age, ADHD, or Something Else?” [podcast episode #218]
Tune in listen as David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, leads a discussion for clinicians: Learn how to identify ADHD symptoms in adults over age 50, how stimulants fit into a treatment regimen for patients who are taking multiple medications, and more.
Listen to “ADHD Over 50: Old Age, ADHD, or Something Else?” with David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA
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A note about this podcast: This podcast episode is designed for ADHD clinicians, but open to adults with ADHD. Although all are welcome to view the replay, non-clinicians may want to notify the professionals with whom they work of this opportunity and share the audio and slide materials.
ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it is not identified or diagnosed by clinicians in older adults as often as it should be. ADHD is also highly genetic, running through generations of a family. Baby Boomers grew up at a time when ADHD was hardly considered a plausible diagnosis. As a result, older adults with signs of forgetfulness and distractibility today may fail to realize that these lifelong symptoms are really ADHD.
Why is it important to diagnose and treat ADHD in older adults who have lived with it their whole lives? Because an effective treatment plan can alleviate debilitating symptoms like working memory and executive function deficits, not to mention its impact on secondary conditions like depression and anxiety. Clinicians today better understand the idiosyncrasies and challenges of diagnosing ADD in seniors, and they know that it’s never too late to make real, lasting improvements in a person’s health and quality of life.
Related recommended resources:
- When I’m 64: Why ADHD Treatment Gets Tougher with Age
- Don’t Let Them Talk You Out of Your ADHD
- [Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? ADD Symptoms in Adults
- Your Complete ADHD Diagnosis and Testing Guide
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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 1, 2018. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.
David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, is a member of the ADDitude Medical Review Panel
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Updated on July 15, 2021