Managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

  title={Managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.},
  author={Elizabeth K McClain and Erin Jewell Burks},
  journal={Primary care},
  volume={42 1},
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most frequently diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder; 6.4 million children and adolescents have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. However, only 3.5 million children and adolescents are taking medication for ADHD. Adolescents with ADHD are much less willing to pursue or adhere to medication or psychosocial therapy, often because of their perceptions of side effects or perceived value of treatment, which places them at greater risk for… CONTINUE READING
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