Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:Diagnosis and Management

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Vitharon Boon-yasidhi


Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common psychiatric disorder in childhood characterized by three clusters of symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. At least half of children with ADHD have
impairing symptoms persisting
to their adolescence or adulthood. The symptoms, particularly if not adequately treated, can have significant negative impacts on the patients’ school, family, and social functioning. Treatment of this condition should include a multi-modal approach, involving parent education, psychological interventions, educational intervention, and
appropriate use of medications. This article provides a general overview and evidence based guidelines on the diagnosis and management of ADHD in children and




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Boon-yasidhi, V. (2013). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:Diagnosis and Management. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 57(4), 373–386. Retrieved from
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Vitharon Boon-yasidhi, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital