Dr. Adler is a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His current focus is on Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neuropsychiatric disorder that affects 6% to 9% of children, with clinically significant symptoms persisting into adulthood in 60% of cases. Epidemiologic data indicate that the prevalence of ADHD in adults is approximately 4% worldwide. In the United States, about 8 million adults have ADHD, making it one of the most common psychiatric disorders. Since 1995, the Adult ADHD Program, headed by Lenard A. Adler, M.D., has served as the basis for numerous diagnostic, neuropsychological and treatment studies, including stimulant, non-stimulant and novel agents, of adult ADHD. Dr. Adler is also the co-inventor of several ADHD diagnostic and symptom assessment instruments, which have been used in multiple federally funded and industry-sponsored trials.
For more than 30 years, Massachusetts General Hospital has been a leader in
educating mental health professionals, and the Psychiatry Department has been
ranked #1 in US News & World Report's Survey of America's Best Hospitals 18
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