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Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This clinical practice guideline is for the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of people with ADHD.

It outlines a roadmap for ADHD clinical practice, research and policy, now and in the future, with a focus on everyday functioning and quality of life for people who are living with ADHD and those who support them.

Download the ADHD Guideline Consumer Companion

The complex language and technical nature of the Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for ADHD may present challenges for those without a clinical background to understand fully.

To address this, a Consumer Companion was developed to make the information in the Guideline more accessible for individuals with ADHD, their families, and other stakeholders.

Guideline Factsheets

Download free factsheets for clinicians and individuals with lived experience of ADHD

ADHD Factsheet for GPs

ADHD Guideline Factsheet for GPs

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More than 1 million Australians have ADHD. If left untreated, ADHD can result in significant lifelong functional impairments with poor long-term outcomes.

ADHD & Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder

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People with ADHD are 50% more likely to develop a drug or alcohol use disorder than individuals without ADHD. Download this free factsheet now.
ADHD in the correctional system -Factsheet

ADHD in the correctional system

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The prevalence of ADHD is much higher in people in the correctional system than in the general population. Download this free factsheet now.

ADHD & Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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Download this free factsheet on the identification, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
How is ADHD Treated Facesheet - AADPA

How Is ADHD Treated

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Download this free factsheet covering a number of treatment options that improve the core symptoms of ADHD and improve functioning and well-being.
ADHD Clinician Workflow factsheet-min

Guideline Treatment Overview For Clinicians

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Recommendations for multimodal treatments, non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions and decision-making treatment flowcharts for clinicians.
ADHD Guideline Infographic-min

ADHD Guideline Infographic

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Download the ADHD Guideline infographic with key information about ADHD in Australia and about the Guideline.


This guideline has been approved by the NHMRC and endorsed by APS, RACP, RACGP, Speech Pathology Australia, Occupational Therapy Australia, ACPA, AAPI, ADHD WA, ADHD Foundation, RANZCP, ADHD Australia and the World Federation of ADHD.