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
38
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (30) fatigue (18)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) fatigue (8)
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
17
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (17) fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
depressed mood (10) attention deficit disorder (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (14) anxious mood (2)
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)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
anxious mood (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (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 (17 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite dry mouth 19 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (30) fatigue (18)
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 (8)
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 14 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (17) fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (10) attention deficit disorder (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth decreased appetite 4 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (14) anxious mood (2)
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)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness nausea 5 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness tremor in hands 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (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 37
20s 252
30s 445
40s 486
50s 364
60s 175
70+ 28
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 723
20-29 years 74
30-39 years 66
40-49 years 43
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 435
Female 1354

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1116
Not Diagnosed 110

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