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
41
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (32) fatigue (19)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) fatigue (7)
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)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
depressed mood (9) attention deficit disorder (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
depressed mood (12) pain (4)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (12) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11) stress (1)

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 (21 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite dry mouth 19 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (32) fatigue (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (15 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (12 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood decreased appetite 12 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) fatigue (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) head pain 7 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
depressed mood (15) anxious mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (17 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth headaches 12 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (9) attention deficit disorder (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (12) pain (4)
3 more
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 (12) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness nausea 5 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
short term memory problems calming 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11) stress (1)
  • 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 437
40s 482
50s 356
60s 175
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 717
20-29 years 73
30-39 years 63
40-49 years 42
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 432
Female 1334

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1102
Not Diagnosed 109

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