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Doctors increase age range for ADHD diagnosis
Los Angeles Times

Children as young as 4 can be diagnosed and treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The new recommendations update the decade-old guidelines, which covered children ages 6 to 12. Recent research led the organization to expand its scope to include preschoolers to age 18, said Dr. Mark Wolraich, lead author of the report released Sunday at the AAP National Conference in Boston.