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Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2000;4(2):53-62.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a neuropsychiatric disorder with childhood onset.

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Child Neurology and Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, University of Cagliari, Italy. azuddas@vaxca1.unica.it

Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by attentional problems such as hyperkinesia, restlessness and disturbances in timing. Environmental psychosocial factors interact with a genetic predisposition in causing measurable biological impairment. It is a common, persistent disorder of childhood that may change in manifestation with development from preschool through adult life. Untreated, it predisposes children to psychiatric and social pathology later in life. Unlike other psychiatric disorders of childhood, it can be successfully treated.

PMID:
10817485
DOI:
10.1053/ejpn.1999.0263
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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