Journal article

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: current progress and controversies

ALA Vance, ESL Luk

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common chronic and disabling condition in children. This paper reviews the taxonomic issues and the major comorbid conditions, neurobiological correlates, treatment and public health issues associated with ADHD. METHOD: Pertinent recent papers are reviewed from the psychological and psychiatric literature. RESULTS: The two major taxonomies now define a similar group of children with ADHD of a combined type/hyperkinetic disorder. Advances in the understanding and treatment of ADHD demonstrate the complex multidimensional links between neurobiology, psychology and behaviour. Careful assessment of individual factors in treatment pl..

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