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Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children vs adults: What nurses should know.

A new interesting article has been published in Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2018 Dec;32(6):890-895. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2018.06.013. Epub 2018 Jun 4. Review and titled:

Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children vs adults: What nurses should know.

Authors of this article are:

Leahy LG.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) commonly occurs in childhood and may persist into adulthood. Important differences exist between pediatric and adult ADHD with regard to symptoms, comorbidities, diagnosis, and management. Both patient populations benefit from a treatment plan tailored to individual patient needs, and the availability of new stimulant formulations contributes to treatment personalization. To guide nurses’ clinical practice in improving ADHD treatment outcomes, this review examines the differences between pediatric and adult ADHD and new treatment options.

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APRN;Adults;Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder;Children;Nurses

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