European clinical guidelines for hyperkinetic disorder – first upgrade

  title={European clinical guidelines for
hyperkinetic disorder – first upgrade},
  author={Eric Taylor and Manfred D{\"o}pfner and Joseph A. Sergeant and Philip J Asherson and Tobias Banaschewski and Jan K. Buitelaar and David R. Coghill and Marina Danckaerts and Aribert Rothenberger and Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke and Hans Christoph Steinhausen and Alessandro Zuddas},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
AbstractBackgroundThe validity of clinical guidelines changes over time, because new evidencebased knowledge and experience develop.ObjectiveHence, the European clinical guidelines on hyperkinetic disorder from 1998 had to be evaluated and modified.MethodDiscussions at the European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS) and iterative critique of each clinical analysis. Guided by evidence-based information and based on evaluation (rather than metaanalysis) of the scientific evidence a… 

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