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Poverty, maltreatment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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    Dr Webb's article highlights the fact that ADHD can be considered as a behavioural problem caused by many different aetiologies, including significan physical and emotional abuse. She identifies that the sort of abuse that triggers this behaviour is often longstanding and at a level that becomes tolerated by statutory services who are usually quick to intervene when there is physical harm, but allow emotional and social...

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