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Rebuttal to Foreman’s article ‘Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): progress and controversy in diagnosis and treatment’

  • S. Timimi (a1)
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*Address for correspondence: S. Timimi, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Child and Family Services, Horizon Centre, Monson Street, Lincoln LN5 7RZ, UK.(Email:
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