Do you feel like promotions that you are qualified for just pass you by? Does your partner complain that you don't listen? Are your schedule and calendar always in chaos? Do you feel easily distracted at work and at home? It could be your adult ADHD.
About 60 percent of children with ADHD in the United States become adults with ADHD; that's about four percent of the adult population or eight million adults. Yet less than 20 percent of adults with ADHD have been diagnosed or treated, and only about one-quarter of those adults seek help.
ADHD is biological, genetic and environmental. Adults with ADHD may exhibit the same symptoms they had as children, and although hyperactivity often diminishes by adulthood, other symptoms can affect their relationships, work performance and quality of life.
Many adults with ADHD have decided to forgo treatment or believe medications will not help them. We have found that many of these same adults can improve their performance at work, build stronger relationships with loved ones, and in general boost the creativity that comes along with ADHD through treatment. Medical research is what brings about those treatments.
There are lots of reasons to participate in medical research, but even more benefits. When you are enrolled in a study, you receive a VIP-level diagnostic evaluation by an expert in the field, a complete physical examination and close follow-up. Clinical oversight means the team takes an interest in your total health, not just the ADHD that brought you in the door. You get support and medical supervision at no cost regardless of your insurance coverage, and you may gain access to new drugs not available to the general public.
Is this the year you finally take action? Don't let ADHD keep you from being your best self in 2015!
FAQ WITH DR. ANGELO SAMBUNARIS
Institute for Advanced Medical Research
Dr. Angelo Sambunaris has been a leader in the field of clinical research for more than two decades. Prior to founding the Institute for Advanced Medical Research in 1998, he led clinical research teams at Solvay and Bayer Pharmaceutical. He also served as Lieutenant Commander, Research Officer Group United States Public Health Services at the NIMH.
1) Don't you already have enough volunteers?
No! Research facilities across the country need more volunteers; each person who participates in a clinical trial provides very valuable information in the progression of useful treatments.
2) I've already tried everything, so can this really be helpful?
People struggling with ADHD have probably tried a multitude of treatments with varying effectiveness. Those individuals are the very volunteers medical research is looking for to help us better understand the disease, the symptoms and responses to potential new treatments.
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