Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: ADHD : from childhood into adulthood
Authors: Camilleri, Nigel
Makhoul, Samer
Keywords: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Children
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Middle-aged persons
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Etiology
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2013, Vol.25(1), p. 2-7
Abstract: This is an overview of the some of the most recent and seminal research done on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD). ADHD is currently one of the most common reasons for referral to child mental health services and still is under-recognised both in children (5.29%) and adults (2.5%). ADHD is a highly heritable disorder with a mulitifactorial pattern of inheritance. Parents, siblings and parents of a child with ADHD are 4-5 times more likely to have ADHD. Environmental factors also play a role in elucidating this disorder. Untreated ADHD leads to numerous co-morbidities, and longer term morbidity. Methylphenidate is suggested as the first line pharmacological treatment. ADHD is easy to treat, 80% of correctly diagnosed patients (children or adults) respond favourably to methylphenidate. All child and general adult psychiatrists should be aware of this disorder, comfortable with making the diagnosis and treating adults with ADHD. The purpose of the overview is to cover the epidemiology, aetiology, diagnostic criteria and different managements of ADHD.
Appears in Collections:MMJ, Volume 25, Issue 1
MMJ, Volume 25, Issue 1
Scholarly Works - FacM&SPsy

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2013.Vol25.Issue1.A1.pdfADHD: from childhood into adulthood409.28 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.