Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2021

Publication Title

The Psychiatric clinics of North America

Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity is a major health problem. This paper discusses ADHD across the life span and looks at the impact of debilitating symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in athletes. Psychosocial interventions, with or without psychopharmacology including stimulants and nonstimulants, are discussed to help athletes achieve their highest level of symptom abatement and functioning. The age of the patient, the sport played, the athlete's overall health, and the regulations of the sport-governing body play a role in determining the most appropriate treatment.

PubMed ID

34372998

Volume

44

Issue

3

First Page

419

Last Page

430

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