Author Affiliations: Clinical Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass (Drs Wilens, Faraone, and Biederman), Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass (Dr Faraone).
Contempo Updates Section Editor: Catherine
Meyer, MD, Fishbein Fellow.
Quiz Ref IDAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is
a prevalent disorder estimated to affect 3% to 9% of school-aged children
and approximately 4% of adults worldwide.1- 3 Although
in the past it was thought that ADHD did not continue beyond adolescence,
long-term controlled follow-up studies have shown that the disorder persists
in a sizable number of adults who had been diagnosed as having ADHD in childhood.4
Wilens TE, Faraone SV, Biederman J. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults. JAMA. 2004;292(5):619-623. doi:10.1001/jama.292.5.619