Continuing Medical Education
An update on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- ADHD is a complex condition, often presenting with comorbid conditions.
- The costs of untreated ADHD may lead to substance misuse, poor occupational performance and marital disharmony.
- There is, however, effective treatment available for which there is a considerable evidence base.
- Medication treatment is simple and effective, but the added advantages of giving psychological interventions as well as medication cannot be underestimated.
W Vogel, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, and University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Date published: 2013-11-19
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