Journal Article

Timing of the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder.

Miodovnik A; Harstad E; Sideridis G; Huntington N.

According to this retrospective database study, children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have their ASD diagnosis delayed by years if they are initially diagnosed with ADHD, compared to children that are diagnosed with ASD at the same time or prior to receiving their ADHD diagnosis. The authors advocate for clinicians to consider ASD whenever evaluating young children with ADHD symptoms.