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The Prevalence of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults in urban population of Amol, Mazandaran province, Iran
Farzan Kheirkhah, Fatemeh Hendouei , Goyya Tayyebi, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki
Yahyanejad Hospital, Babol University of Medical Science, Babol, Iran , fahendouei@gmail.com
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Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood psychiatric disease that in half of the children remain to adulthood. Given the importance of this disorder, few studies have investigated its prevalence. In Iran, this disorder is almost neglected in clinical works of many colleagues. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of Adult ADHD in urban population of Amol, Mazandaran.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 1015 subjects aged between 17 to 60 years in Amol, who were randomly selected using cluster sampling method from the population covered by health centers of Amol in 2011. The study population included 399 females and 616 males. ASRS-V1.1 test (with acceptable reliability and validity) was used for patient screening. Data were analyzed using SPSS statistical software and chi-square test. P<0.05 was considered significant.

Results: The prevalence of adult ADHD symptoms in Amol was 20.2%. In this study, the prevalence of symptoms of this disorder among single (p=0.005) and the unemployed subjects (p<0.001), and age group 20 to 29 years (p=0.001) was significantly higher.

Conclusion: Due to high prevalence of adult ADHD symptoms in urban population of Amol and the high probability of its incidence in many of individuals and its resulting negative impact on the patients, the diagnosis and treatment of these people can help a lot in improving their quality of life.

Keywords: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Adults, ASRS-v1.1, Prevalence.
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Type of Study: original article | Subject: Social
Received: 2015/07/12 | Accepted: 2016/04/3 | Published: 2016/05/28
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Kheirkhah F, Hendouei F, Tayyebi G, Hajian-Tilaki K. The Prevalence of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults in urban population of Amol, Mazandaran province, Iran. Caspian J Soc Med. 2015; 1 (1) :31-38
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