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Stokkeland L Fasmer OB Leif Waage Anita Lill Hansen

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among inmates in Bergen Prison

Scand J Psychol. 2014 Dec;55(6):585-92 | 2014

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether clinical findings are consistent with research indicating a high prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among prison inmates. Forty-three male inmates who were referred for ADHD assessment at the health service in Bergen prison participated. Although most of them reported symptoms in accordance with ADHD both in childhood and adulthood, only 35% of the referred inmates fulfilled the criteria for ADHD when a comprehensive assessment was conducted. The results emphasize the importance of a comprehensive assessment when diagnosing ADHD among prison inmates.