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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 5 N3

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comprises a triad of:
• Hyperactivity
• Impulsivity
• Inattention

These behaviours are inconsistent with the child’s developmental/chronological age, and are present in multiple settings, over a period of time (>6 months), causing functional impairment. Multidisciplinary management, including behavioural and pharmacological interventions, improves outcome.

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