Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children:A Short Review and Literature

Hoseini, Bibi Leila and Ajilian Abbasi, Maryam and Taghizadeh Moghaddam, Habibolah and Khademi, Gholamreza and Saeidi, Masumeh (2014) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children:A Short Review and Literature. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2 (4.3). pp. 445-452.

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Introduction Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. ADHD is estimated to affect about 6 to 7 percent of people aged 18 and under when diagnosed via the DSM-IV criteria. Hyperkinetic disorder when diagnosed via the ICD-10 criteria give rates of between 1 to 2 percent in this age group. Children in North America appear to have a higher rate of ADHD than children in Africa and the Middle East - however, this may be due to differing methods of diagnosis used in different areas of the world. If the same diagnostic methods are used rates are more or less the same between countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 13:04
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