Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder

  title={Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder},
  author={J. Swanson and J. Sergeant and E. Taylor and E. Sonuga-Barke and D. Cantwell},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • J. Swanson, J. Sergeant, +2 authors D. Cantwell
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. The core ADHD symptoms are pervasive and impairing inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Due to its significant prevalence during the lifespan and associated impairments, the disorder is considered a major health problem. Despite a substantial increase in clinical and research interest in ADHD in recent years, there is a relative lack of practical handbooks… CONTINUE READING
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