Table 2

Prevalence of current comorbid disorders in a clinical population of 548 adult patients diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder

Women, n=277Men, n=271Total, N=548
Major depression48 (17.3)47 (17.3)95 (17.3)
Suicidality15 (5.4)12 (4.4)27 (4.9)
Social phobia41 (14.8)37 (13.7)78 (14.2)
Agoraphobia20 (7.2)5 (1.9)25 (4.6)
Panic disorder14 (5.1)11 (4.1)25 (4.6)
General anxiety disorder17 (6.1)11 (4.1)28 (5.1)
Post-traumatic stress disorder40 (14.4)25 (9.2)65 (11.9)
Alcohol abuse1 (0.4)4 (1.5)5 (0.9)
Alcohol dependence11 (4.0)*27 (10.0)38 (6.9)
Substance abuse2 (0.7)*14 (5.2)16 (2.9)
Substance dependence26 (9.4)***64 (23.6)90 (13.5)
Bulimia/anorexia36 (13.0)***3 (1.1)39 (7.1)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder18 (6.5)14 (5.2)32 (5.8)
Bipolar disorder32 (11.6)23 (8.5)55 (10.0)
Psychotic disorder4 (1.4)9 (3.3)13 (2.4)
At least one comorbid disorder151 (54.5)142 (52.4)293 (53.5)
At least two comorbid disorders70 (25.3)56 (21.0)126 (23.0)
  • Figures are given as numbers (percentages). All diagnoses are done according to Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview.

  • *p<0.01; ***P<0.001 (women compared with men).