+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities in adults



Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities in adults



Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry 5(3): 191-197



Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder which begins in childhood. It is now recognized that ADHD persists into adolescence and adulthood in the majority of cases. Significant psychiatric comorbidity, particularly substance abuse, antisocial personality disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders occurs in adolescent and adult ADHD. Perhaps one fifth of childhood cases of ADHD may also have co-morbid learning disorder. Significant legal, academic, social, and occupational problems have been observed in adults with ADHD. The clinician faces a diagnostic and treatment challenge in trying to determine whether ADHD and learning disabilities (LDs) are present in the adult patient. Treatment and recommendations for accommodations in institutions of higher education and the workplace may rest on accurate discrimination between ADHD and LD.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 045328898

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 11291014


Related references

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults with learning disabilities. Psychiatry 8(10): 402-404, 2009

Association between Russell-Silver syndrome and attention deficit disorder /attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and/or learning disabilities Report of 16 cases. American Journal of Human Genetics 57(4 Suppl. ): A84, 1995

Do Problems with Information Processing Affect the Process of Psychotherapy for Adults with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice 24(4): 165-173, 2009

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: review of ADHD in learning disability: the Diagnostic Criteria for Psychiatric Disorders for Use with Adults with Learning Disabilities/Mental Retardation[DC-LD] criteria for diagnosis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 47(Suppl. 1): 26-31, 2003

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Review of ADHD in learning disability: The Diagnostic Criteria for Psychiatric Disorders for Use with Adults with Learning Disabilities/Mental Retardation (DC-LD) criteria for diagnosis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 47(Suppl. 1): 26-31, 2003

Sustained attention in subtypes of learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology 15(1): 48, 1993

Learning disabilities in children with attention deficit disorder with and without hyperactivity. Child Neuropsychology 2(2): 83-98, 1996

Role of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in learning disabilities. Seminars in Neurology 11(1): 35-41, 1991

Does collateral retrospective information about childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms assist in the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults? Findings from a large clinical sample. Australian and new Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 50(6): 557-565, 2016

Defining and classifying learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Neurology 10(Suppl. 1): S50-S57, 1995

Learning disabilities and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: an interactional perspective. Journal of Learning Disabilities 24(7): 386-388, 1991

Neuropsychological functioning in girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with and without learning disabilities. Neuropsychology 20(2): 166-177, 2006

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and mild learning disabilities: a case study. British Journal of Learning Disabilities 30(2): 73-77, 2002

Learning disabilities and executive dysfunction in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychology 15(4): 544-556, 2001

Specific learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: under-recognized in India. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 61(12): 637-638, 2007