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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 38 (1996) 11

New research

The validity and reliability of the diagnosis ADHD in adults

P.C.M. Herpers, J.K. Buitelaar

Recently indications amount that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) does not vanish during adolescence, but can continue to exist into adulthood. In this article, the literature concerning ADHD in adults (ADHD-A), particularly published in the past five years, is reviewed with regard to the validity and reliability of the diagnosis ADHD-A. Although further research is necessary, the results of this review provide provisional support to accept the diagnosis ADHD-A as sufficiently valid and reliable.