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Arch Pediatr. 2000 Oct;7(10):1111-6.

[Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity in children: diagnosis and therapeutic management].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de neuropédiatrie, hôpital Roger-Salengro, CHRU, Lille, France.


Criteria of attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity are defined in DSM IV and CIM 10. This syndrome is a model associating in the same entity, psychogenic and neurobiologic mechanisms. The diagnosis requires a rigorous analysis of the semiology, circumstances, and factors. Treatment cannot be simply reduced to the prescription of a psychostimulant drug or clonidine and must be adapted for each patient. Support of parents and teachers, and psychopedagogic and learning disorders management are described.

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