ADHD in adolescence and adulthood, with a special focus on the dopamine transporter and nicotine

@inproceedings{Krause2006ADHDIA,
  title={ADHD in adolescence and adulthood, with a special focus on the dopamine transporter and nicotine},
  author={Johanna Krause and K. -H. Krause and Stefan H. J. Dresel and Christian la Foug{\'e}re and Manfred Ackenheil},
  booktitle={Dialogues in clinical neuroscience},
  year={2006}
}
The persistence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adolescence and adulthood has now been accepted as a clinical entity. The rate of prevalence among adults is assumed to be from 2% to 4%. With increasing age, a symptom change has to be considered; disturbance of attention becomes more prominent, whereas hyperactivity often diminishes or changes to inactivity. Neuroimaging studies show a high striatal dopamine transporter (DAT) availability in most adults with ADHD; this… CONTINUE READING
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