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Daily reports from the 6th World Congress on ADHD

Read our daily reports from the 6th World Congress on ADHD – from child to adult disorder, Vancouver, Canada, 20–23 April 2017

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ADHD is a lifelong disorder

ADHD is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder which can affect children, adolescents and adults

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The neurobiology of ADHD
is highly complex

Evidence exists for the association between ADHD and possible structural, functional and neurotransmitter alterations in various regions of the brain in children, adolescents and adults with ADHD

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Assessment and diagnosis

ADHD assessment involves clinical examination, interviews and rating scales. Formal ADHD diagnosis typically utilises DSM-5TM or ICD-10 classification systems

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Clinical guidelines are available to provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of ADHD to help guide appropriate and rational choices of treatment

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Optimal management of ADHD

The optimal management of ADHD process should always consider input from the patient, family/caregivers and school to help establish an appropriate and extensive treatment programme (non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapy), goals and assessment/follow-up, resulting in a tailored multimodal treatment plan centred on the patient

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diverse condition characterised by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity; and can have a significant impact on patients’ lives. This website provides educational resources intended for healthcare professionals outside the US with an interest in ADHD. It aims to share scientific advances in ADHD research and provide expert opinions and medical education to support the healthcare professional community.

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ADULT ADHD: Burden and Diagnosis

eLearning Module on the burden and diagnosis of adult ADHD, supported by Professor Philip Asherson, is now available.

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