Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Concepts, by Keith McBurnett, Linda Pfiffner

By Keith McBurnett, Linda Pfiffner

Compiling the services and study of the various so much widely-cited opinion leaders within the box, this reference spans the etiology, overview, and administration of ADHD and covers the entire crucial information required to deal with sufferers with this sickness together with scientific definitions, psychosocial administration ways, drugs dosing levels, and tendencies in public coverage and third-party compensation.

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According to a recent study of Seikel et al. (60), inattention and distractibility seem to be the predominant overlapping symptomatology in APD and ADHD. APD should be characterized by a selective attention deficit associated with language processing and academic difficulties. On the other hand, ADHD should be characterized by a behavioral deregulation with inappropriate motor activity, restlessness, and socially inappropriate interaction profiles. About this relation between APD and ADHD, some authors have suggested that auditory processing assessment could be useful in the evaluation of the methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment efficacy in ADHD.

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