Attention deficit disorder

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What is attention deficit disorder?

Attention Deficit Disorder with attention inconsistency is characterized by easy distractibility, disorganization, procrastination, forgetfulness, and lethargy - fatigue, but with less or none of the symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsiveness typical of ADHD.

Common symptoms reported by people with attention deficit disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with attention deficit disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (29) fatigue (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (17) fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
depressed mood (15) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
depressed mood (9) attention deficit disorder (7)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (13) fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (3)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
anxious mood (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
depressed mood (10) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (11) anxious mood (1)
1 more

Data from patients with attention deficit disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with attention deficit disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (19 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite dry mouth 20 more
Total evaluations
26
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (29) fatigue (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (17 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness brain fog 4 more
Total evaluations
17
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (16 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth fatigue 14 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (17) fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) head pain 6 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
depressed mood (15) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (9) attention deficit disorder (7)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood tachycardia (fast heart rate) 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (13) fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (3)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness nausea 5 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction difficulty falling asleep 6 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (10) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth decreased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (11) anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with attention deficit disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has attention deficit disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 40
20s 246
30s 421
40s 459
50s 332
60s 153
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 706
20-29 years 73
30-39 years 60
40-49 years 41
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 414
Female 1,263

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,069
Not Diagnosed 110

These charts show data from ADD patients who have completed their condition history
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