ADHD and Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Authored by: Katherine Bilton , Paul Cooper

The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415584630
eBook ISBN: 9780203117378
Adobe ISBN: 9781136303111

10.4324/9780203117378.ch4

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Abstract

ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a clinical diagnosis of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-R) (American Psychiatric Association 2000 [1994]). ADHD is also a diagnosis of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10), 10th edition (World Health Organization 1992). Whilst not identical, the criteria are very similar.

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