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Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental HealthAddressing DSM-5 Disorders in Schools$
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James C. Raines

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190886578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190886578.001.0001

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Chapter:
(p.61) 2 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health
Author(s):

Maria Scannapieco

Kirstin R. Painter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190886578.003.0002

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by problems with functioning or development that are related to symptoms of a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. It is the most common mental health problem in children, affecting as many as 1 in 20 children. It affects both boys and girls, but it is more predominant in boys. For males, prevalence rates are estimated to be three times that of females, 12.9% compared to 4.3%. Prevalence rates of ADHD in school-age children in the United States are estimated at 5% by the America Psychiatric Association. This chapter will focus on diagnosing and assessing ADHD from a differential diagnosis and comorbidity perspective. Evidenced-based ADHD interventions will be presented along with a discussion around the importance for school personnel to collaborate with the many other systems that impact children and youth with ADHD.

Keywords:   assessment, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, children, comorbidity, differential diagnosis, evidence-based, impulsivity, progress-monitoring, schools, treatment

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