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Lenard A. Adler, MD

  • Specialties: Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3580
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Adult ADHD Program
Adult ADHD Self Report Scale (ASRS) Screener
Past President
American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)

About Me

NYU Langone has been my home for my entire professional life. After medical school, I came here to train in psychiatry, and I have been here ever since. I chose to specialize in psychiatry, because I saw an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

I now serve as the director of the Adult ADHD Program, where I treat adults who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I also help manage associated conditions, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder. I work with a team that provides evaluations, diagnoses, medications, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Every one of us is focused on finding a treatment that fits each person.

There have been tremendous advances in our understanding of ADHD and other psychiatric disorders during the last decade. My own research examines ways to evaluate and treat people who have ADHD, such as by using new assessment tools, medications, and psychotherapies.

Some people who come to my practice are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. For a long time, they have felt like something was wrong in their lives, but they didn’t know what it was. After a diagnosis, they often are flooded with feelings—relief that they finally understand what is happening, but also regret about not having been evaluated earlier.

I want patients to know that help is always available, no matter how long they have been experiencing symptoms of ADHD. We can only move forward. Today, we have very effective treatments available that can improve quality of life.

Conditions and Treatments

mood disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder


  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Vice Chair for Continuing Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Adult ADHD Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1987
Education and Training
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Psychiatry, 1986
  • MD from Emory University, 1982

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NYU Psychiatry Associates

1 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Academic office

One Park Avenue

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016




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