Study: Many Adults Who Claim to Have ADHD May be Faking
A new study finds that almost one in four adults who show up in doctors' offices seeking treatment for ADHD, may be exaggerating or faking their symptoms.
22 percent of adults in a study who claimed they suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder tried to skew test results to make their symptoms look worse.
Researchers also said that some of those who exaggerated their symptoms actually had ADHD, but embellished their reports to make sure they got diagnosed. Researchers also said that other patients may be faking symptoms to get access to stimulant medications.
The study was published in the journal, The Clinical Neuropsychologist.