5. Disorders of Attention and Activity

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch5

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Disorders of Attention and Activity, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • disorders of attention and activity, DSM and ICD criteria differing;
  • DSM and ICD criteria, identical/or almost identical for most disorders;
  • hyperkinesis, of a severe subtype of ADHD;
  • ADHD not to be ascertained, by mood disorders and restlessness;
  • ASDs, with restlessness/inattentiveness and autistic social impairment;
  • ID, activity in line with mental age, not diagnosed ADHD;
  • ADHD, being a result of rare genes with major effects;
  • psychosocial/biological factors influencing ADHD symptoms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Defining characteristics

  • Assessment of symptoms

  • Additional features commonly associated with ADHD

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Causation

  • Treatment

  • Subject review

  • Subject review

  • Further reading