Evaluating Attentional Complaints in Adults – Psych Congress Network

Diagnosing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults requires looking beyond the list of symptoms in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), Danell Bjornson, PMHNP-BC, said at a recent Psych Congress Regionals session. The criteria in the DSM-5 were developed for children, so adults with the disorder often present differently, said Bjornson, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and co-owner of the Northwest ADHD Treatment Center in Portland, Oregon.

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