Symptom assessment and expectations from drug therapy: doctors versus parents
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most contentious and topical issues in medical research. The aetiology and pathophysiology of ADHD are mostly unclear. Diagnostic criteria are still under debate, and the two different sets of guidance (including the WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems and the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) differ in their definition of ADHD. Nevertheless, like obsessive-compulsive disorder and developmental disorders, ADHD is one of the most commonly treated neurobehavioural disorders in children.
ADHD in practice 2012; 4(1): 17–19
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