Text adapted from: "The adult patient with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder," in Psychiatry in primary care by Umesh Jain (CAMH, 2019).
For Primary Care Practitioners
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About the Author
Umesh Jain, MD, FRCPC, PhD, Associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; staff psychiatrist, Child, Youth and Family Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON