People who have other conditions, such as a learning disability or mental health problem, or who have a close family member with ADHD are among those more likely to be undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed with something else.
It is thought ADHD is often missed in girls and women. This is because they may not display classic symptoms and for example, be less disruptive at school, the new draft guidance says.
Professor Mark Baker, director of the
“We’re asking health and social care professionals to be mindful of these groups so that more people can be diagnosed correctly.”
The draft guideline, which updates previous NICE guidance, also makes recommendations about treating and managing ADHD.
NICE is seeking comments on the draft guideline until 18 October 2017.
Individuals and members of the public can comment on the proposed recommendations through an