ADHD practice points a ‘poor substitute’

The draft guidelines from 2009 were left in limbo due to sanctions against Harvard professor Joseph Biederman, whose work underpinned much of the advice, for failing to declare ties with pharmaceutical companies.

While the draft guidelines, although not endorsed, remain on the NHMRC website, the new Clinical Practice Points (CPPs) on the Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents were devised to “provide general guidance to appropriate practice”.