New ADHD Guidelines

More than 350,000 children and adolescents in Australia are estimated to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For some time now there has been a lack of evidence based information available to medical professionals and parents. There is a need for clear and concise recommendations to be made available to those affected by the condition. The federal government commissioned a review of the guidelines and the recommendations drafted by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Guidelines working group were released early due to one its members being investigated in the US. Professor David Forbes chaired the working group, and explained the need for new guidelines and what some of the significant changes are.

To view the new guidelines follow the link below to the National Health and Medical Research Council website

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/adhd_draft.htm

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