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American Academy of Pediatrics expands ADHD guidelines

from Reuters

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently expanded its guidelines for diagnosing and treating kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, recommending that doctors evaluate all patients aged 4 to 18 who show signs of the condition. The new guidelines update decade-old recommendations that focused on diagnosing and managing ADHD in kids aged 6 to 12. But behavior problems, over-activity and trouble paying attention can show up earlier, researchers said, and ADHD often persists into adolescence or even adulthood. more

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