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Why We Need U.S. Guidelines for Adults with ADHD

Our understanding of adult ADHD is advancing, yet professional, authoritative guidelines for diagnosing and treating adult ADHD are currently unavailable in the U.S. To improve quality of care, APSARD, an organization for ADHD specialists, is developing the first-ever guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD.

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  1. The APSARD guidelines will be the first Guidelines for Adult ADHD developed in the United States. The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) published Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines about 10 years ago, 4th Edition in 2018. These Guidelines cover diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in people of all ages. CADDRA, their publications, and Annual Conferences are not on the radar for most clinicians working in the field of ADHD in the United States; I hope that changes in the future. CADDRA was founded by a group of psychiatrists and psychologists who saw the need for education of all providers of mental health care in Canada – physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, therapists, psychologists, social workers and others. Annual Conferences are held in different cities in Canada every year in late October. They have been the best CME conferences I have attended over the past 43 years of medical practice, with plenary sessions and workshops daily. See their website for access to their Guidelines and more information.
    I am fortunate to practice in the State of Washington and heard about CADDRA when a meeting was held in Vancouver BC; I have visited many cities in Canada since that 2010 CADDRA conference!

  2. Will there be guidelines on accommodations/considerations for this as a disability? For instance, many work places hire people with other types of disabilities and understand their obstacles and work with them; what about ADHD? Adults face the same kind of lack of understanding, patience and judements (lazy, late, rude, disorganized, etc).

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