Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents.

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents.

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2018 Dec 01;56(12):7-10

Authors: Carbray JA

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood-onset neuro-developmental disorder characterized by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that impairs functioning of the child/adolescent. Although ADHD is the most commonly seen psychiatric disorder in childhood and adolescence, diagnosis of ADHD in children and adolescents in the United States has grown over the past 20 years, with prevalence rates increasing from 6.1% to 10.2% from 1997 to 2016. The current article describes the epidemiology of ADHD, factors that contribute to successful treatment, and recommendations to improve nursing practice. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 56(12), 7-10.].

PMID: 30500061 [PubMed – in process]


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