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Common Treatments of Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known and much debated neurological disorder. The core symptoms consist of a lacking ability to maintain focus, hyperactivity and a motoric restlessness. It is a neurological disorder, with its causes under much debate, although this essay identifies some important brain areas and transmitter systems. The aim of this essay is to give an overview of the available treatments for children with ADHD in the form of the two largest groups of treatments; pharmacological treatments and psychosocial treatments. The conclusion found is that pharmacological treatments are more effective at reducing the core symptoms of ADHD, while psychosocial treatments are more effective at improving the development of social functioning, suggesting a combination to be the superior choice.

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2012. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Methylphenidate, Amphetamine, Psychosocial treatments
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6107OAI: diva2:538730
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Cognitive Neuroscience
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Consciousness Studies - Philosophy and Neuropsychology
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-11-07 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2012-11-07Bibliographically approved

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