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Nurs Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;54(4):517-532. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2019.08.001. Epub 2019 Oct 12.

Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Primary Care.

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Department of Community Mental Health, University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, HAHN 304 / 5721 USA Drive North, Mobile, AL 36688-002, USA.
California State University Long Beach, School of Nursing, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, MS 0301, Long Beach, CA 90804, USA. Electronic address:


Management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders require provider skill, rapport, and referral acumen to treat patients across the life span. Incidence and prevalence have increased in the United States and globally. There are innovative models of evidence-informed screening techniques, treatment strategies to help providers work with patients and their families. Diplomatic management of highly charged treatment controversies, drug diversion, and risk factor reduction helps to ethically address this growing public health phenomenon. This article examines risk factors and treatment considerations in the United States for evidence-informed care, with a focus on affordable and readily accessible treatment in primary care settings.


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Comorbidities; Family dynamics; Genetic predisposition; Holistic care; Level of function (LoF); Pharmacogenetics; Risk factors

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