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Title: Co-morbidity and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Al Haidar, F.A.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: To review the experience of a child psychiatric clinic regarding co-morbidity and treatment characteristics of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], a retrospective study was done on patients under 19 years who were attending the clinic and were diagnosed with ADHD. Co-morbidity and treatment characteristics were also studied. ADHD was diagnosed in 25.5% of the patients. Of these, 28.3% had coexistent expressive language disorder and 38.7% coexistent mild mental retardation. A psychostimulant [methylphenidate] was prescribed to 23.6% while antidepressants [primarily imipramine] were prescribed to 35.9%. Behavioural therapy was the most commonly offered psychotherapy. Antidepressants were used more than psychostimulants. Psychotropics had a more beneficial effect than psychotherapy
Description: 988-995
Keywords: Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
Behavior Therapy
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Child Psychiatry
Combined Modality Therapy
Family Therapy
Mental Retardation
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Retrospective Studies
Subject: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
ISSN: 1020-3397
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