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As the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) becomes increasingly
common, efforts to characterize its nosology, pathophysiology, and treatment abound.
The ADHD-Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective
Treatments postulates that ADHD actually should be placed in the continuum of disorders
known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). Behavioral characteristics of those
with PDDs (including autism and Asperger’s disorder) are noted to be similar in many ways
to ADHD characteristics.