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Assessment and Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

Assessment and Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Assessment and Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Author(s):

Thomas Spencer

, Joseph Biederman

, and Timothy Wilens

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195398212.003.0031
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date: 29 May 2020

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common juvenile psychiatric disorder presenting to mental health workers, child psychiatrists, and pediatricians. ADHD is a major clinical and public health problem because of its associated morbidity and disability in children, adolescents, and adults. Its relevance to society is significant in terms of financial cost, stress to families, and impact on academic and vocational activities, as well as negative effects on self-esteem.

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