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Comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult psychiatric outpatients with depressive or anxiety disorders

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, August 2014
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Title
Comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult psychiatric outpatients with depressive or anxiety disorders
Published in
International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, August 2014
DOI 10.3109/13651501.2014.941878
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Artemios Pehlivanidis, Katerina Papanikolaou, Areti C. Spyropoulou, George N. Papadimitriou

Abstract

Background. There are very few studies reporting on the prevalence and the contribution of not previously diagnosed ADHD in the clinical picture of other psychiatric disorders. The aim of our study is to determine the prevalence and clinical correlates of comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adult psychiatric outpatients with depressive or anxiety disorders. Methods. During a 6-month period, 114 outpatients with depressive or anxiety disorders were evaluated for ADHD diagnosis. Assessment included interviews with both patient and relatives/friends and the use of a daily diary. Moreover, the patients completed the self-report scales Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Spielberger's Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Symptom Checklist-90-R Rating Scale (SCL-90-R). Results. A total of 22 out of 114 patients (19.3%) received an ADHD diagnosis for the first time in their life. Comorbid ADHD compared to non ADHD patients scored significantly higher (p < 0.05) for depression (BDI), state and trait anxiety (STAI) and in the following SCL-90-R factors: Positive Symptoms Distressing Index, Positive Symptoms Index, Somatization, Obsessive Compulsive, Depression, Anxiety, and Hostility. Conclusions. ADHD might go unrecognized among psychiatric outpatients. Patients with depressive or anxiety disorder reporting more severe symptomatology should be carefully screened for possible comorbid adult ADHD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 22%
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Master 6 19%
Unspecified 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 22%
Unspecified 5 16%
Philosophy 2 6%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Other 4 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2014.
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#6,490,902
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Outputs from International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
#89
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#73,001
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
#5
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