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The diagnosis less traveled: NPs' role in recognizing adult ADHD.

Authors
  • Waite, Roberta
  • Vlam, Rebecca C
  • Irrera-Newcomb, Maria
  • Babcock, Thomas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2013
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
302–308
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00788.x
PMID: 24170594
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

ADHD is found in all sectors of our society; however, assessment and diagnosis among those whose socioeconomic status limits access to resources is a problem. Working in integrated care clinical settings facilitates recognition of patient problems and colocates resources required to manage the ADHD patient effectively. While this practice model may not be the norm, it is critical for NPs to have: (a) heightened awareness of the presentation of adult ADHD; (b) skills and/or resources to facilitate proper diagnosis of adult ADHD, and (c) models of practice that support optimal NP care delivery.

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