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The Evolution of ADHD: Examining the Last 25 Years — and the Future

September 22, 2023

In the arc of science, 25 years isn’t a long time. Yet, in the realm of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the last quarter century has been pivotal, yielding myriad advances in our understanding of the condition. Thanks to ongoing research on diagnosis and treatment, we know more about the causes of ADHD, its trajectory, how it presents across different groups, and the treatments that work — plus those that don’t. We’ve learned a great deal about ADHD against a backdrop of increasing societal awareness of mental health.

As important as it is to recognize how far we’ve come, it’s crucial to acknowledge the long road ahead. Psychology, after all, is a relatively young science, and there is still so much we have to discover and improve upon — from dismantling stigma to creating equitable access to care for all. Read More