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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Primary Care

  • Brie A. Moore
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Current DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), criteria for this disorder require one of two patterns of symptoms: inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity, as delineated below. Currently, three subtypes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are recognized: (1) primarily inattentive, (2) primarily hyperactive/impulsive, and (3) combined type. The inattentive subtype consists of individuals who exhibit inattentive behaviors but not hyperactive or impulsive behaviors. The hyperactive/impulsive subtype consists of the presence of hyperactive and impulsive features, without inattentive behaviors. The combined subtype presents with inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity.

According to DSM-IV, the individual must exhibit six or more of the following symptoms of inattention. These symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months, and must be causing significant impairment in the child’s...

Keywords

ADHD Symptom Parent Training Stimulant Medication Social Skill Training Behavioral Parent Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CareIntegra, Inc.University of NevadaRenoUSA

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