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ERIC Number: EJ866144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Introduction and Overview to ADHD--Part 1
Lavoie, Theresa
Exceptional Parent, v38 n3 p74-75 Mar 2008
In this 10-part series, which will run every other month through 2008 and 2009, "EP" will explore Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is technically defined as a neurodevelopmental, biological condition characterized by three hallmark symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity. Each of these symptoms has a special meaning to ADHD experts. According to a well-recognized authority (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV), there are three subtypes of ADHD: ADHD, predominately inattentive type (formerly known as ADD); ADHD, predominately hyperactive type; and ADHD, combined inattentive and hyperactive type. This article discusses the three subtypes of ADHD and describes four conditions that often coexist with ADHD, namely: (1) depression; (2) anxiety; (3) learning differences; and (4) sleep disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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