Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: recognition and treatment in general adult psychiatry

Philip Asherson, Wai Chen, Bridget Craddock, Eric Taylor

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Abstract

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder affecting children and adults. Many young people treated with stimulants, as well as those in whom ADHD went unrecognised in childhood, need treatment as adults. Stimulants and atomoxetine effectively reduce ADHD symptoms at all ages and should be a standard treatment in general adult psychiatric practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalThe British Journal of Psychiatry
Volume190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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