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ERIC Number: ED182884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Hyperkinesis: Recent Diagnostic and Treatment Trends.
Schofield, Leon J.
The paper describes hyperkinesis, a common behavior problem of childhood which is characterized by symptoms which include involuntary and consistent overactivity usually with onset in early childhood or infancy, short attention span, and poor school performance. Sections touch on the following aspects: symptoms, etiology, course of illness, identification, treatment/medications (including use of stimulants), treatment/diet (such as the Feingold diet), and treatment/psychotherapy. The author concludes that clinicians need to maintain a broad, flexible attitude since various treatment approaches are effective with various individuals and since responsiveness to a specific treatment may also change over time, requiring a shift in treatment. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Genesee Valley Psych