May 15, 2019
Is Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) real? Dr. Stephen V. Faraone,
distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at SUNY
Upstate Medical University and author of over 700 scientific
articles and five books, speaks critically about this controversial
condition, what it is, why it needs to be recognized early and the
best treatment initiated as early as possible.
In this episode, Therese Markow and Stephen Faraone
- Separating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) myth from fact.
- Patient symptoms evaluated by medical
professionals for a diagnosis of ADHD.
- Understanding the severe consequences for
patients if the disorder remains untreated.
is not only a childhood disorder, but it also affects adults.
2/3 of patients with ADHD as an adolescent have ADHD as an
- Medications prescribed to adolescents to
effectively treat the disorder are also used with
- 5% of
the population has ADHD. While the disorder affects both sexes, it
is more prevalent in boys. The ratio of an ADHD diagnosis in
boys to girls is 6 to 1.
three main features of ADHD are 1) hyperactivity, 2) inattention
and 3) impulsivity to the degree that it causes severe problems
with relationships, workforce challenges, and
"ADHD is a disorder that can have
serious consequences. It is also one of the disorders that
are easiest to treat with available
medications." — Stephen Faraone
Connect with Stephen Faraone:
Straight Talk about Your Child's
LinkedIn: Stephen Faraone, Ph.D.
Connect with Therese:
- Tsuang MT, Faraone SV. The Genetics of Mood
MD: Johns Hopkins; 1990
- Faraone SV, Tsuang, D, Tsuang
MT. Genetics of Mental
Disorders: A Guide for Students, Clinicians, and
Researchers, New York,
- Faraone, S.V. Straight Talk About Your Child’s Mental Health:
What To Do When Something Seems Wrong, New York, NY: Guilford, 2003.
- Tsuang MT, Faraone SV & Glatt
SG Schizophrenia: The
University Press; 2011.
Faraone, S.V. & Antshel,
Non-Pharmacologic Interventions Elsevier, 2014
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