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attention deficit disorder

[ə′ten·shən ¦def·ə·sət dis‚ȯr·dər]
(psychology)
A psychiatric disorder of childhood characterized by attention span problems and impulsivity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Child psychopathology and parenting stress in girls and boys having attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity.
Perceived family functioning, marital status, and depression in parents of boys with attention deficit disorder. J Learn Disabil.
The lawsuits allege that beginning in the 1950s, the pharmaceutical company Ciba-Geigy Corp., now Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., and the American Psychiatric Association conspired to create the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Raising and Loving a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder
Dykman and Ackerman (1993) concluded that there were three types of attention deficit disorder (ADD) behavioral subtypes.
6 ( ANI ): Abnormal attention between two brain regions can lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, and major depression.
To effect a more comprehensive and systemic process, the proposed process is both "multi-source" and "multi-modal." The six components of the assessment process are: (1) a thorough review of the child's school records; (2) a complete developmental questionnaire and social-history form completed by the parent; (3) a review of medical records, a general measure of cognition, and an interview with the child; (4) a series of four behavioral observations of the child in various settings; (5) completion of the Attention Deficit Disorders Evaluation Scale; and (6) and completion of the "Components of ADHD Assessment Summary Sheet." Data on application of the protocol in the Bethlehem (New York) Central School District are summarized and implementation guidelines are offered.
The most common medication used to treat attention deficit disorders is methylphenidate (Ritalin).
The chances of a child developing attention deficit disorders increased by 10 per cent for each hour in front of the TV, US researchers found.
The term attention deficit disorder was first used in DSM-III (APA, 1980).
They feel he has attention deficit disorder, but they do not feel he is "hyperactive." They told me he might do better if he were put on Ritalin and recommended that I have him evaluated for an attention deficit condition.

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