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Improved Care for Low-Income ADHD Patients

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The Chair of a Special Report on substance abuse disorders describes the highlights of 6 articles in the series.

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Because comorbid substance abuse is the rule rather than the exception in individuals with ADHD, accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and management of ADHD is challenging even for the most skilled practitioners.

In psychiatry, hot debates abound if you just look around—and if this Special Report collection is any indication, the result is a balance of opinion and civility made richer by virtue of opposing views.

Up until her last year of training, this psychiatrist was convinced she only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until she met a 31-year-old expectant mother.

How best ensure an accurate ADHD diagnosis in the absence of an established gold-standard or neuroimaging test or biomarker?

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This article speaks to the care with which ADHD must be diagnosed and managed to reduce the significant negative impact of the disorder on the individual, family, and society.

The clinical presentation and functional impacts of ADHD in adults vary greatly from their child and adolescent counterparts.

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