Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Co-Morbidity in Old Age
- *Corresponding Author:
- Weusten LH
Department of Old Age Psychiatry
Mondriaan Hospital, Kloosterkensweg 10
6419 PJ Heerlen, The Netherlands
E-mail: [email protected]riaan.eu
Received date: Jun 07, 2016; Accepted date: Jun 30, 2016; Published date: Jul 03, 2016
Citation: Weusten LH, Sobczak S, Rosowsky E, Heijnen-Kohl SMJ, Hoff EI, et al. (2016) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Co-Morbidity in Old Age. J Gerontol Geriatr Res S5:006. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.S5-006
Copyright: © 2016 Weusten LH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may persist into old age with prevalence rates up to 4.4%. We present a case report of an 80-year old man with ADHD complicated by personality pathology and a mild impairment in some executive functions. We illustrate that ADHD in older adults may be misdiagnosed for a neurodegenerative disease or personality disorder. To differentiate ADHD from neurodegenerative diseases or personality disorders, it is important to focus on the course of the problems by obtaining a complete history and a long term follow-up.