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Executive summary Volume 15 Issue 3

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. Historically regarded as a disorder of childhood only, it is now recognised that ADHD persists into adulthood in a significant proportion of children with the disorder.