alexa Psychiatric Comorbidity at the Time of Diagnosis in Adults With ADHD: The CAT Study.
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Author(s): PieiroDieguez B, BalanzMartnez V, GarcaGarca P, SolerLpez B

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Abstract Objective: The CAT (Comorbilidad en Adultos con TDAH) study aimed to quantify and characterize the psychiatric comorbidity at the time of diagnosis of ADHD in adult outpatients. Method: Cross-sectional, multicenter, observational register of adults with ADHD diagnosed for the first time. Results: In this large sample of adult ADHD (n = 367), psychiatric comorbidities were present in 66.2\% of the sample, and were more prevalent in males and in the hyperactive-impulsive and combined subtypes. The most common comorbidities were substance use disorders (39.2\%), anxiety disorders (23\%), and mood disorders (18.1\%). In all, 88.8\% patients were prescribed pharmacological treatment for ADHD (in 93.4\% of cases, modified release methylphenidate capsules 50:50). Conclusion: A high proportion of psychiatric comorbidity was observed when adult outpatients received a first-time diagnosis of ADHD. The systematic registering of patients and comorbidities in clinical practice may help to better understand and manage the prognostic determinants in adult ADHD. (J. of Att. Dis. XXXX; XX(X) XX-XX). This article was published in J Atten Disord and referenced in Pharmacoeconomics: Open Access

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