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Primary care plays a key role in the management of


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Expert Review: Leah Andrews, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - University of Auckland.


Although the diagnosis and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is primarily the responsibility of specialist multidisciplinary teams, primary care clinicians play important roles in improving outcomes for people with ADHD.

These roles include:

  • Making a provisional diagnosis and referring appropriately
  • Assisting patients and their families to reach decisions on management options
  • Facilitating and encouraging adherence to treatment regimens
  • Monitoring for adverse effects and response to treatment
  • Discussing the future
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