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Conclusion

Conclusion of our ADHD in children section. ADHD diagnosis in children, symptoms of ADHD and treatment.ADHD or ADD is the most common psychiatric condition diagnosed in children. The disorder is chronic and appears in as many 60% to 70% of adults who were diagnosed with the condition as children. Symptoms of ADHD disorder include inattention, distractibility, and impulsivity, which are frequently accompanied by physical or motor hyperactivity. Therapy for the condition includes ADHD medications with social, psychological, and behavioral therapies.

Sources

  • El-Mallakh, RS. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (PTG). In: Ferri, FF. Ferri's clinical advisor: Instant diagnosis and treatment. 2005 ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc; 2005: 109-110.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). National Institutes of Health (NIH). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/adhdmenu.cfm. 2006.
  • Owens, JA and Dalzell, V. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. In: Rakel, RR and Bope ET, Conn's current therapy 2004. 56th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2004: 947-958.

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