ADHD bör uppmärksammas mer - tidiga insatser spar lidande = [ADHD should be given more attention--early interventions prevents unnecessary suffering]

Fernell, E., Kadesjö, B., Nylander, L. and Gillberg, C. (2014) ADHD bör uppmärksammas mer - tidiga insatser spar lidande = [ADHD should be given more attention--early interventions prevents unnecessary suffering]. Lakartidningen, 111, pp. 1-5. (PMID:25253607)

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Abstract

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental/neuropsychiatric disor-der affecting about 5 percent of children. About 2-3 percent meet diagnostic criteria in adulthood as well. The core symptoms include inattention with or without hyperactivity/restlessness and impulsivi-ty. The main cognitive deficit involves executive functions, probably related to a weak reward system. Symptoms will affect daily functio-ning at home, among friends and at school/work. In girls and women particularly, a correct diagnosis of ADHD is often late, or is not at all appropriately considered. Co-existing disorders are common; dyslex-ia, developmental coordination disorder, emotional lability, conduct disorder, autistic symptoms, obsessive compulsive disorder, depres-sion, bipolar disorder, Tourette syndrome, eating disorder, sleeping disorder, and substance abuse. Extensive research in ADHD has increased knowledge in genetics, neurobiology, neuropsychology, intervention, and treatment. Despite this, many individuals with ADHD are not offered a correct assessment, and accordingly, not given appropriate support and treatment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillberg, Professor Christopher
Authors: Fernell, E., Kadesjö, B., Nylander, L., and Gillberg, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Lakartidningen
Publisher:Swedish Medical Association
ISSN:0023-7205
ISSN (Online):1652-7518

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