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Adults with ADHD: ignored and under-treated

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The transition from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult psychiatric services can be difficult to negotiate, especially if the individual has a disorder that is under-recognised in adults. This often applies, for example, to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There may even be a belief that those with ADHD in childhood automatically grow out of it when they reach adulthood. Indeed, some may assume that ADHD in adulthood is a manufactured diagnosis, indicative of a creeping medicalisation of everyday life, driven by drug marketing.1 …

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