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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 8 N2

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A lifespan disorder often unrecognised or misdiagnosed


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.

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  • Authors: Dr Sally Cubbin & Dr James Jeffs
  • Keywords: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, ADD, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, mood lability.
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