(2009) Guideline 112: Management of attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people - Full guideline. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.
This guideline aims to provide a framework for evidence-based assessment and management of ADHD which can be applied within a local multidisciplinary and multiagency approach. It provides recommendations on: diagnosis; assessment; principles of intervention and treatment selection; psychological interventions; pharmacological therapy; nutrition; and complementary and alternative therapies.