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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood and the symptoms can persist into adolescence and adulthood (see Figure).1 ADHD is neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.2

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