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Medical News and Perspectives
September 24, 2003

ADHD Often Undiagnosed in Adults

JAMA. 2003;290(12):1565-1567. doi:10.1001/jama.290.12.1565

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 subsequent interviews.

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