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ADHD affects 3% of adults over 60, Dutch study finds

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5415 (Published 09 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5415
  1. Sophie Wedgwood
  1. 1London

A Dutch study looking at attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in older adults has found that the condition affects 3% of people over 60 years of age, meaning that there are about 95 000 people with the disorder in the Netherlands.1

Aartjan Beekman, head of the department of psychiatry at VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam and the study’s lead researcher, told the BMJ that the study showed that the disorder is not confined to young people and that clinical implications of …

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