Managing ADHD in adolescence: the challenges
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3–5% of school-aged children, with a ratio of boys to girls of around 3:1. Both families and school staff are increasingly aware of the condition, and it is now recognised and diagnosed in primary-school-aged children more and more. ADHD is a chronic and pervasive disorder that continues into the teenage years and beyond, with some reduction in symptom severity, but still with a significant effect on functioning.
ADHD in practice 2011; 3(3): 21–23
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