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Abstract on co-morbidities in children/adolescents

This is from Turkey,  and is referenced from something called the “Dove Medical Press”.  There is no mention of the authors’ credentials.  It is, however,  an interesting (and short) read.

For what it is worth:

Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:35 am (PST) . r Psychiatric comorbidity distribution and diversities in children and
adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a study from
Copyright © 2013 *Dove Medical Press Ltd*, All Rights Reserved.

Original ResearchAuthors: Y ¼ce M, Zoroglu SS, Ceylan MF, Kandemir H,
Karabekiroglu K Published Date November 2013 Volume 2013:9 Pages 1791 - 1799
Received:10 September 2013 Accepted:07 October 2013Published:14 November
2013 Murat Y ¼ce,1 S ¼leyman Salih Zoroglu,2 Mehmet Fatih Ceylan,3 Hasan
Kandemir,4 Koray Karabekiroglu5

1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine,
Ondokuz May ±s University, Samsun, Turkey; 2Department of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Faculty of Istanbul, Istanbul University,
Istanbul, Turkey; 3Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr Sami
Ulus Children’s Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; 4Department of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa,
Turkey;5Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine,
Ondokuz May ±s University, Samsun, Turkey

Objective: We aimed to determine distribution and diversities of
psychiatric comorbidities in children and adolescents with attention
deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in terms of age groups, sex, and ADHD
Materials and methods: The sample included 6 €“18 year old children and
adolescents from Turkey (N=108; 83 boys, 25 girls) diagnosed with ADHD. All
comorbid diagnoses were determined based on the Kiddie Schedule for
Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and
Lifetime Version assessment.
Results: 96.3% of the cases were found to have at least one psychiatric
comorbid diagnosis. The most frequent psychiatric comorbid disorder was
oppositional defiant disorder (69.4%) followed by anxiety disorders (49%)
and elimination disorders (27.8%). Disruptive behavior disorders were more
common in ADHD-combined type. Depression and anxiety disorders were more
common in girls. Separation anxiety disorder and elimination disorder were
more common in children, whereas depression, bipolar disorder,
obsessive €“compulsive disorder, and social phobia were more common in the
Conclusion: According to our results, when a diagnostic tool was used to
assess the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders in children and
adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, almost all cases had at least one comorbid
diagnosis. Therefore, especially in the clinical sample, ADHD cases should
not be solely interpreted with ADHD symptom domains, instead they should be
investigated properly in terms of accompanying psychiatric disorders.


Thank you for sharing, Excellent

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:36am


Posted by adhdboy on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:47am

Research is being done mainly abroad. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by karenele on Nov 23, 2013 at 7:09am

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