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Adult ADHD Now a Widely Recognized Disorder


While not usually as severe as the well-known children’s disorder, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now a well-researched and -recognized diagnosis and a condition that often requires pharmacotherapy. Researchers are refining methods that permit measurement of responses to medications and comparisons among the agents that adult patients with ADHD often find useful for managing symptoms.


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