Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Comorbidity and medication use

David Kube, Mario Petersen, Frederick B. Palmer

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Children evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have other disorders resembling ADHD leading to inappropriate stimulant medication use. This study was completed to identify relationships between referral complaints of ADHD, behavior problems or learning problems and age, gender, final diagnosis, and medication use. One hundred eighty-nine children ages 2 to 15 years referred for evaluation of ADHD, behavior or learning problems were evaluated by an interdisciplinary team. Diagnoses of ADHD, specific learning disability (SLD), mental retardation (MR), developmental language disorders (LANG), and other behavior disorders (DIS) were established. Medication use pre- and post-evaluation was reviewed. Forty-three percent of all subjects had a final diagnosis of ADHD. Forty percent referred specifically for presumed ADHD did not have it. More children older than 5 years were diagnosed as having ADHD than those 5 years old or younger (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-469
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume41
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : Comorbidity and medication use. / Kube, David; Petersen, Mario; Palmer, Frederick B.

In: Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 41, No. 7, 09.2002, p. 461-469.

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