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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Advances in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

Melissa P. DelBello, MD

Published: January 15, 2008

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood-onset psychiatric disorders, with a prevalence rate that ranges from 5% to 10%. Fortunately, children and adolescents with ADHD who are accurately diagnosed and whose symptoms are effectively treated may have favorable outcomes. In this issue of “Focus on Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health,” we present 3 studies that illustrate ongoing research aimed at exploring some of the obstacles to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD.

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