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Disorders of childhood and adolescence- ADHD.docx

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Psychology
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PSYCH 2AP3
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Richard B Day

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September 19 , 2012 Psych 2AP3: Abnormal Psychology – Major Disorders Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence: ADHD (1) Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - only group in the DSM by age - mental retardation, learning disorders, motor skills disorder, communication disorders, pervasive development disorders, feeding and eating disorders of infancy or childhood, tic disorders, elimination disorders, other disorders of infancy or adolescence  separation anxiety disorder, selective mutism, reactive attachment disorder, stereotypic movement disorder History of ADHD - one of the oldest named disorders - symptoms first described in 1902 by British physician George still - single most commonly researched disorder in all childhood and adolescence disorders - name changes over the years:  1960s: Minimal brain dysfunction MBD  1970s: attention deficit disorder +H or –H for presence of hyperactivity  1980s: ADD plus attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for those with hyperactivity DSM-IV ADHD Subtypes - ADHD-predominantly inattentive (ADHD-PI) - ADHD-predominantly hyperactive and impulsive (ADHD-PHI) - ADHD-Combined type (ADHD-C) Epidemiology - Incidence and prevalence: frequency  Incidence: how many new cases in some time period  Prevalence: how many existing cases in some time period  Point prevalence: how many cases now  Annual prevalence: how many cases in past year  Lifetime prevalence: how many people have it during their liv
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