Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (CG72)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'attention deficit hyperactivity disorder'
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Diagnosis and management of ADHD in children, young people and adults
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- the care, treatment and support that children, young people and adults with ADHD should be offered
- how families and carers can support people with ADHD.
It does not specifically look at:
- the treatment of children younger than 3 years
- the treatment of conditions other than ADHD.
March 2013: Recommendations 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 have been removed and footnote 6 has been updated in this guideline. See changes after publication for further details.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
This page was last updated: 20 August 2013
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- CG72 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): slide set
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- Service for the diagnosis and management of ADHD in children and young people: commissioning guide
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults: commissioning guide
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