n African Journal of Psychiatry - ADHD - children who can't pay attention : patients as partners - brought to you by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



Many parents are distressed when they receive a note from school saying that their child won't listen to the teacher or causes trouble in class. The reality is that as many as 5 out of every 100 children in school may have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), with boys being 3 times more likely than girls to receive this diagnosis.

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