Which diagnostic criteria are used for pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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The DSM-5 criteria, in conjunction with a thorough clinical interview regarding daily functioning, are important in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), previously termed attention deficit disorder (ADD).


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