n South African Medical Journal - An update on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) : CME article
|Article Title||An update on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) : CME article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||72 - 74|
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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5).
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