The role of intelligence and hyperactivity in diagnosis of attention deficit disorder in children and adolescents

B. Spivak, R. Ioran, H. Bar-Iosef, G. Peres, R. Mester, T. Mozes, R. Blumensohn, A. Weizman

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Abstract

In the present study we have evaluated the clinical characteristics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children (n = 17) in comparison to children with attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity (ADD) (n = 18) as well as to children with emotional problems Internalized Type. We measured the IG, Connor's Rating Scale for ADHD and the Child Behavior Check List (CBCL) in the three groups. The ADHD children displayed significantly higher Connor's Rating Scale scores and aggressive behavior in the CBCL; but no difference was detected in the other CBCL items or in IQ. It seems that there is no clear clinical validity for the differentiation between ADD and ADHD. However a study with a larger population is needed to examine the validity of the ADD diagnostic entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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