alexa Associations of Age, Gender, and Subtypes With ADHD Symptoms and Related Comorbidity in a Danish Sample of Clinically Referred Adults.
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Author(s): Soendergaard HM, Thomsen PH, Pedersen E, Pedersen P, Poulsen AE,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to examine associations of age and gender with ADHD subtypes and subsequently to examine associations of age, gender, and subtypes with comorbid psychiatric disorders. METHOD: Odds ratios were calculated and logistic regression performed using information from a clinical sample of 155 ADHD adults referred to a Danish specialized ADHD unit from 2010 to 2011. RESULTS: A majority of men (65\%) was found in the sample. Most patients were subtyped ADHD combined (78\%), followed by ADHD inattentive (18\%), and ADHD hyperactive-impulsive (4\%). No significant differences were found in gender and age across subtypes. Current comorbid disorders were found in 57\% of the ADHD patients. Significantly more comorbidity was found in the ADHD combined type and in patients ≥25 years. Significantly more men had substance use disorders and significantly more women had personality disorders. CONCLUSION: When assessing adult ADHD patients' age, gender, subtype, and related comorbid symptom profiles should be taken into account. © The Author(s) 2014. This article was published in J Atten Disord and referenced in Pharmacoeconomics: Open Access

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