Released on 03/04/2016

Key Learning Points

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Conners' Rating Scales
  • Drug treatment of ADHD
  • Effects of diet on ADHD
  • Support Groups for ADHD
  • Types of ADHD


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