publication . Article . 2018

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: concomitant diseases with an emphasis on epilepsy

O. A. Pylaeva; A. A. Shatenshtein; K. Yu. Mukhin;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2018 Journal: Russian Journal of Child Neurology, volume 13, pages 57-73 (issn: 2073-8803, eissn: 2412-9178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Publishing House ABV Press
Abstract
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common cause of behavioral disorders and learning difficulties in preschool and school-age children. Patients with ADHD are often diagnosed with concomitant diseases, which creates additional diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and leads to a more significant reduction in the quality of life. ADHD is often associated with epilepsy: ADHD manifestations are more common in individuals with epilepsy, and vice versa, patients with ADHD are more likely to have epilepsy. The estimated prevalence of ADHD in children is 7–9 %, whereas in children with epilepsy, it reaches 20–50 %. Epilepsy is also one of the m...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
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