Seishin Igaku Volume 59, Issue 5 (May 2017)

Evaluation of adult ADHD using Clinical Assessment for Attention Shizuka KONDO 1,2 , Kentaro KAWABE 1,2 , Miki MATSUMOTO 1,2 , Kanae SEO 1,3 , Marina OCHI 1,2,4 , Fumie HORIUCHI 1,2 , Shu-ichi UENO 1 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine. Toon, Japan 2Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Ehime Univercity Hospital 3Department of Pediatrics, Kurashiki Central Hospital 4Horie Hospital Keyword: Adult , Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) , Clinical Assessment for Attention(CAT) , Attentional function pp.483-490
Published Date 2017/5/15
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Objective:Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists into adulthood. However, in general, the diagnosis of adult ADHD is more difficult than childhood ADHD. The objective of this study was to identify the attentional function with adulthood ADHD using the Clinical Assessment for Attention (CAT).

Methods:This study assessed in cognitive function using WAIS-Ⅲ and attentional function using CAT among adult ADHD patients who were 18 and above years of age that visited Ehime University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. The correlation between full IQ and each subscale of CAT were evaluated and the subscale scores of CAT in adult ADHD patients were compared with those of standardized data in CAT manual.

Results:The score of Visual Cancellation Task, Auditory Detection task, and Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task were significantly lower than the standard data of CAT.

Discussion:In this study, the visual and auditory selective attention, and working memory were impaired in adulthood ADHD.

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59巻5号 (2017年5月)
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