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Letters NICE guidance on ADHD

NICE should produce guidance on infant mental health

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 28 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2288
  1. Shirley A Gracias, consultant psychiatrist, chair of AIMH UK
  1. 1CAMHS, Family Health Centre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8SA,
  1. shirley.gracias{at}

    I read the summary of the latest guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with a mounting sense of dismay.1 I would like to highlight the increasing neuroscientific evidence of the impact that a child’s early environment, particularly in the context of the developing attachment relationships with …

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