Arab / Middle East Adult ADHD
Resources and Planning
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
In the Arab World and Beyond
Cairo March 2019
Institute of Advanced Studies
Australian National University
University of Hawai'i
University of Iowa
Research Officer 1992-1999
National Centre for Epidemiology
and Population Health
There has been a great deal of attention paid internationally to the common comorbidity of SUD with adult ADHD.
But SUD is a minority comorbidity with ADHD in adults and testing persons with MDD, OCD, Bipolar, Anxiety D and other afflictions for ADHD comorbidity has been widely neglected and results in significant case mismanagement. Even more widely neglected is general adult ADHD screening for Adult ADHD in the absense of other comorbidy and perhaps initial impressions of such patients' issues as involving conduct disorders.
But Adult ADHD normally involves adult onset rather retentions of childhood ADHD which tends to become less pronounced ("sub-threshhold"). The definitive study for that claim has been presented in Moffit et al. (2015) and it is beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Presented below are various links and the passionate plea for general psychiatric practitioners to routinely administer the 5 minute ASRS v.1.1 which has again and again proved its specificity and is moving tens of thousands of mysteriously troubled cases into simple, inexpensive, effacious case management.
Jeffrey Charles Marck
BA African Economic Anthropology, U. Iowa
MA MalayoPolynesian Prehistory,U. Iowa
MA Pacific Islands Linguistics, U. Hawai'i
PhD Polynesian Language & Culture History
The Institute of Advanced Studies
Australian National U.
Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS v.1.1)
Adult ADHD persons are ~3% of the male population
Usually ~25% of a nation's male prisoners