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

Joseph Biederman, MD

Published: July 14, 2006

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isthe most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood, with an estimated prevalence of 5% amongschool-aged children.1 ADHD often persists into adolescenceand adulthood; however, prevalence data in thesepopulations are limited. ADHD is characterized by inattention,hyperactivity, and impulsivity, all of which canlead to problems at home and at school.’ ‹

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