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Treatment Seeking for ADHD Often Delayed Until Long After Disorder Appears, Study Finds

A large proportion of individuals with ADHD fail to seek treatment for the disorder, and among those who do decide to get treatment, they often do so long after the disorder first appeared. Moreover, treatment seeking by males appears to be affected by a greater number of identifiable characteristics, suggesting that they might be more responsive to efforts directed toward expediting entry into treatment. Those were among the findings in the study, “First Treatment Contact for ADHD: Predictors of and Gender Differences in Treatment Seeking,” published online in Psychiatric Services...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Thursday, 7 August, 2014

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