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
36
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (29) fatigue (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (15) fatigue (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (17) fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
anxious mood (16)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
depressed mood (8) attention deficit disorder (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (3)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
depressed mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (3)

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 (16 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite dry mouth 19 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (29) fatigue (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (10 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite anxious mood 12 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (15) fatigue (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth decreased appetite 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (16) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for attention deficit disorder (17 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth headaches 13 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
attention deficit disorder (17) fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
anxious mood (16)
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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (8) attention deficit disorder (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (3)
3 more
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) head pain 6 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
depressed mood (11) anxious mood (3)
  • 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 35
20s 264
30s 473
40s 510
50s 406
60s 194
70+ 36
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 745
20-29 years 80
30-39 years 70
40-49 years 46
50-59 years 17
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 466
Female 1454

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1160
Not Diagnosed 112

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