San Francisco—Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) was long perceived as a disorder of children, it is now recognized
as a chronic condition persisting into adulthood. But it is often undiagnosed
in adults—an unfortunate oversight, because appropriate treatment often
can help those who've struggled with the effects of their condition for years.
ADHD specialists explored advances in diagnosis and treatment of the disorder
at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and in
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