Athletes With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Position Statement of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Pujalte GGA, Narducci DM, Smith MS, King R, Logan K, Callender SS, Liebman CA, Kane SF, Israel MP, Wolf SF, Nuti R, Khodaee M. Clin J Sport Med. 2023 May 1;33(3):195-208. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000001152. PMID: 37185161.

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The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) updated their 2011 position statement on athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The authors address the diagnosis and management of ADHD; ADHD mimics and pattern identification for differentiation; issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity; the role of exercise in treating ADHD; effects of ADHD on sport participation; effects of ADHD medications on athletic performance; and the relationship between ADHD and concussions. Table 8 offers the key clinical recommendations.

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