Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Diagnosis and management of ADHD in children, young people and adults

NICE guidelines [CG72] Published date:

Review decision date: November 2011

Review decision: 

Following the recent surveillance review which checks  the need to update CG72, this guideline should not be updated at this time. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here

Next review date: March 2015

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 1.5.1.7, 1.5.1.9 and 1.5.1.10 have been removed and footnote 6 has been updated in this guideline. See changes after publication for further details.

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