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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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