ADHD burden of illness in older adults: a life course perspective

  title={ADHD burden of illness in older adults: a life course perspective},
  author={Meryl S. Brod and Eva M Schmitt and Marc Goodwin and Paul S. Hodgkins and Gwendolyn E. Niebler},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
PurposeTo explore the burden of illness and impact on patients’ quality of life (QoL) experiences in older ADHD adults.MethodsTelephone interviews were conducted with older adult participants diagnosed with ADHD later in life. Transcripts were analyzed following a grounded theory approach.ResultsMean age of participants (N = 24) was 66 years, and mean age at diagnosis was 57 years; 68% were men and 63% reported other comorbid mental health conditions. ADHD symptoms reported were inattention (71… 

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