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Executive summary Volume 13 Issue 1

Pia Salmelainen

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Pia Salmelainen


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition, characterised by the symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It has recently been estimated to affect as many as 11 per cent of children in Australia aged six to 17 years of age.