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Our Approach to Treating

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t occur in children and adolescents only. Many people diagnosed with the condition in childhood experience symptoms of ADHD in adulthood. These can include extreme distractibility, poor self-control, and difficulty with planning, organization, and time management.

NYU Langone experts understand the complexities of this condition and recognize that some adults with ADHD may not have been properly diagnosed in childhood, even if they had symptoms. Others may have been misdiagnosed, either in childhood or adulthood, as having anxiety or depression.

Our experts helped to create a global screening tool that identifies adults at risk for ADHD. Their experience ensures that they can accurately diagnose the condition and create a long-term treatment plan that helps to control your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Our doctors provide ongoing care to people of all ages with ADHD. Most adults with this condition are treated with medication, cognitive therapy, or both.

Our Research and Education in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.