n South African Medical Journal - An update on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) : CME article

Volume 104, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Although the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) attracts much media attention and is seen by many to be a disorder of the 20th century, it was already described in the 18th century. This article highlights the latest recommendations in the assessment and treatment of ADHD across the age range. It gives an update on the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, which have been revised in the updated (DSM 5).

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