n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents : The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) Treatment Guidelines for Psychiatric Disorders

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although commonest in childhood and adolescence, can be diagnosed across the age span. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) defines the disorder using the core features of hyperactivity, impulsivity and/or inattention which are inappropriate for developmental stage.

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