Persistence of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder into adulthood : a study conducted on parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder

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dc.contributor.author Mahomedy, Z.
dc.contributor.author Van der Westhuizen, Deborah
dc.contributor.author Van der Linde, Michael J. (Mike)
dc.contributor.author Coetsee, Judy
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-18T06:13:09Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-18T06:13:09Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.description Previously published as the Journal of Depression and Anxiety until Volume 4, Issue 4, Nov 2001, ISSN 15600181. First volume of the South African Psychiatry Review published as Volume 5, Issue 1, Feb 2002, ISSN 18117805. Advertisement(s) omitted on page(s) 99-102. en
dc.description.abstract Objective: To determine the persistence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) into adulthood in parents of children diagnosed with ADHD and currently attending child and adolescent psychiatric clinics (located at a tertiary academic hospital and a community based clinic). Method: A structured questionnaire was completed by 58 parents of ADHD children. Those parents identified as having childhood ADHD were further required to complete a screening questionnaire for adult ADHD. Results: 37.9% (22) of the 58 participants were found to have had childhood ADHD. Of these 22 participants 36.4% (8) were still found to have symptoms suggestive of ADHD. Conclusion: Childhood ADHD has been reconceptualised as a lifespan disorder. Our study was in keeping with other studies showing a persistence of ADHD symptoms into adulthood. en
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dc.identifier.citation Mahomedy, Z, Van der Westhuizen, D, Van der Linde, MJ, Coetsee, J 2007, 'Persistence of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder into adulthood : a study conducted on parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder', South African Psychiatry Review, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 93-98. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_medjda.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 1811-7805
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/3055
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher In House Publications en
dc.rights In House Publications en
dc.subject ADHD (Child behavior disorder) en
dc.subject Adult ADHD en
dc.subject Comorbid Substance use en
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-deficit disorder in adults
dc.subject.lcsh Psychiatric clinics
dc.subject.lcsh Hyperkinesia
dc.subject.lcsh Hyperactive children
dc.title Persistence of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder into adulthood : a study conducted on parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder en
dc.type Article en


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