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Prevalence of ADHD Symptomatology in Adult Population in the Czech Republic-A National Study.

Authors
  • Vňuková, Martina1
  • Ptáček, Radek1
  • Děchtěrenko, Filip2
  • Weissenberger, Simon1
  • Ptáčková, Hana3
  • Braaten, Ellen4
  • Raboch, Jiří1
  • Anders, Martin1
  • Klicperová-Baker, Martina2
  • Goetz, Michal4
  • 1 Department of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
  • 2 Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
  • 3 Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty in Pilsen, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
  • 4 Department of Child Psychiatry, 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Attention Disorders
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2021
Volume
25
Issue
12
Pages
1657–1664
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1087054720934042
PMID: 32777965
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Background: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common neurodevelopmental disorder frequently diagnosed between the ages 7 and 10 years. We measured ADHD symptomatology in a representative sample of the Czech population. Material and Methods: Data collection was performed in January 2019 through the European National Panel. The respondents completed a demographic questionnaire focusing on ADHD history and a standardized questionnaire, the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) screener for ADHD symptomatology in adulthood. Results: From the sample of 1,518 respondents, 3% of the respondents reported having been diagnosed with ADHD/hyperkinetic disorder in their lifetime. According to ASRS scoring, 119 respondents were classified as suspected ADHD. Overall, more males than females reported ADHD symptomatology. Age was also significantly associated with ASRS. Education status yielded no significant results. Conclusion: Our study documents that the prevalence of ADHD symptomatology in adults is comparable with that in Western countries despite the different historical and health care backgrounds.

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