About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD for short) that is set out in NICE guideline CG72.

The information about dietary advice for parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD was updated in 2016. This information can be found in what advice and support can we expect after diagnosis of ADHD?

In March 2013, the information about courses for parents was removed from what treatment should my child be offered? For information about parent training courses see antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people (NICE guideline CG158).

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you

  • have ADHD

  • are a family member or carer of someone with ADHD.

The NICE guidance does not specifically look at the treatment of children younger than 3 years, or at the treatment of conditions other than ADHD.

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