Volume 8 Issue 2 - 2014
More crises in the NHS. General Practice is being overwhelmed and recruitment has slowed and so we have returned to enticing doctors from abroad. It is astonishing that with all the resources allocated to “Workforce Planning”, both financial and human resource, we continue to lurch from feast to famine in medical manpower! I recall the tiered lecture rooms in the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London there was a row of chairs with easels to accommodate the extra places for Medical students as the planners had grossly underestimated UK’s requirements. The politicians closed the Medical School and where the Middlesex Hospital once proudly served the populace, is a building of apartments that only foreign investors can afford.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder which can be lifelong with a risk of negative long term outcomes. Symptoms affect academic, occupational and social functioning. Co-morbidity is common and the frequency of symptoms such as mood instability alongside core ADHD symptoms in adults can lead to it being mistaken for personality disorder or an affective disorder. It is highly heritable and treatable.