Introduction: New Developments in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood, with an estimated prevalence of 5% among school-aged children.1 ADHD often persists into adolescence and adulthood; however, prevalence data in these populations are limited. ADHD is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, all of which can lead to problems at home and at school.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2006;67(suppl 8):3-6