Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  title={Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Joseph Biederman and Stephen V Faraone},
  volume={366 9481},
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that affects 8-12% of children worldwide. Although the rate of ADHD falls with age, at least half of children with the disorder will have impairing symptoms in adulthood. Twin, adoption, and molecular genetic studies show ADHD to be highly heritable, and other findings have recorded obstetric complications and psychosocial adversity as predisposing risk factors. Converging evidence from… CONTINUE READING
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