ADD/ADHD and impaired executive function in clinical practice

  title={ADD/ADHD and impaired executive function in clinical practice},
  author={Thomas E. Brown},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • T. Brown
  • Published 17 October 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
The disorder currently known as attention-deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now recognized by most clinicians as a legitimate and widely prevalent disorder among children and adults. Yet there is still widespread misunderstanding as to the disorder’s nature. Many clinicians mistakenly continue to think of this as a behavior disorder characterized by hyperactivity in children and excessive restlessness or impulsivity in adults. In fact, ADD/ADHD is… 

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