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Comment & Response
April 2017

Child vs Adult Onset of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1King’s College London, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, London, England
  • 2Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Centre for Genomic and Computational Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(4):422-423. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2781

In Reply Solanto asks whether the exclusion of inattentive symptoms in childhood—based on DSM criteria at the time of study inception—resulted in a reduced occurrence of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adults with ADHD in 2 recent longitudinal epidemiological cohort studies from Brazil1 and New Zealand,2 possibly artificially inflating rates of the newly observed group of late-onset ADHD.

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