Adopting a lifespan approach for ADHD management

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ADHD is common, heritable and impairing. As recognition of the negative functional impacts associated with ADHD in adulthood has grown and stigma around the diagnosis has diminished, demand for ADHD care across the lifespan has increased.

This project will begin foundational work to inform the development of a family-focused lifespan clinic at UW serving adults and children with ADHD. For such a program to be effective, equitable, and sustainable, we must clarify the true needs of individuals living with ADHD as well as the professionals caring for them. We will convene four groups of key community partners: (1) Adults with ADHD whose children have ADHD, (2) Adolescents with ADHD, (3) Mental health professionals representing the fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychiatry advanced practice nursing, school-based counseling, (4) Primary care providers. Results will guide program development and illuminate future research opportunities.

Project Period:
January 1, 2024 December 31, 2024

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Geographic Area(s):
Seattle/Puget Sound

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Patient Population(s):
Adolescents, Adults, Children

Targeted Condition(s):
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)