Fast Five Quiz: Test Yourself on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

Stephen Soreff, MD


August 23, 2018

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental condition of inattention and distractibility, with or without accompanying hyperactivity. There are three basic forms of ADHD described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition DSM-5 from the American Psychiatric Association: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined.

All adults who have ADHD had it as a child, but some may not have been diagnosed or known they had the condition and only discover it in adulthood. Many adults with ADHD often fail to realize they have the condition, accepting some of the symptoms as "part of their personality." An estimated 15%-20% of children with ADHD maintain the full diagnosis into adulthood. As many as 65% of these children have ADHD or some residual symptoms of ADHD as adults. The prevalence rate of ADHD in the adult general population is 4%-5%.

Are you familiar with key aspects of the epidemiology and etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of adult ADHD? Assess and refresh your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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