APA American Psychiatric Association's scientific contributions

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... Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by marked, persistent, maladaptive levels of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity, which has a negative impact on social, educational, and professional performances. Its estimated prevalence worldwide is 5% in children and 2.5% in adults [1], with studies showing that in half the cases, the disorder persists during adulthood [2,3]. According to a survey [4], 40% of children diagnosed with ADHD undergo remission during adulthood, in 40% of cases symptoms persist in an attenuated form with related emotional deregulation, social and professional difficulties, while 20% continue to show features consistent with the typical form of the disease. ...