Etiologic Classification of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  title={Etiologic Classification of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder},
  author={J Gordon Millichap},
  pages={e358 - e365}
  • J. Millichap
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Pediatrics
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurobiological syndrome with an estimated prevalence among children and adolescents of 5%. It is a highly heritable disorder, but acquired factors in etiology are sometimes uncovered that may be amenable to preventive measures or specific therapy. Early reports have described symptoms similar to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that followed brain trauma or viral encephalitis, and recent MRI studies have demonstrated brain volumetric… 

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