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Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: recognition and treatment in general adult psychiatry

  • Philip Asherson (a1), Wai Chen (a1), Bridget Craddock (a2) and Eric Taylor (a3)

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder affecting children and adults. Many young people treated with stimulants, as well as those in whom ADHD went unrecognised in childhood, need treatment as adults. Stimulants and atomoxetine effectively reduce ADHD symptoms at all ages and should be a standard treatment in general adult psychiatric practice.

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Philip Asherson, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK. Email: p.Asherson@iop.kcl.ac.uk

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Declaration of interest

The authors' research is funded by the UK Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the US National Institute of Mental Health. P. A. received unrestricted research funds from Janssen-Cilag and has spoken at meetings sponsored by Janssen-Cilag and Eli Lilly.

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Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: recognition and treatment in general adult psychiatry

  • Philip Asherson (a1), Wai Chen (a1), Bridget Craddock (a2) and Eric Taylor (a3)

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Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: recognition and treatment in general adult psychiatry

  • Philip Asherson (a1), Wai Chen (a1), Bridget Craddock (a2) and Eric Taylor (a3)
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