Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versão impressa ISSN 1665-1146
RUIZ-GARCIA, Matilde; GUTIERREZ-MOCTEZUMA, Juvenal; GARZA-MORALES, Saúl e DE LA PENA-OLVERA, Francisco. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Diagnostic and therapeutics currents. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2005, vol.62, n.2, pp. 145-152. ISSN 1665-1146.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder it is the most frequent causes of pediatric neuro psychiatric consultation. Numerous studies sustain the biological origin of this illness. It is a chronic suffering that is characterized by a consistent triad of symptoms in attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness that affect the academic, social and physical activities of those who suffer it. The diagnosis is clinical and there is strong comorbidity with other psychiatric disorders. The main therapeutic approach is with the stimulants the first line drugs. The psychosocial intervention is complementary.
Palavras-chave : Attention deficit disorder; diagnosis; treatment.