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ADHD and Depression in Children
A discussion of co-morbidity of depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.
# 119294 | 1,192 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | PK
Published on Apr 16, 2010 in Psychology (Disorders) , Medical and Health (Pharmacy)

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This paper explores the psychiatric disorder known as ADHD with an emphasis on co-morbitiy, or concurrent symptoms, of ADHD with depression as it occurs in children. The paper is divided into six sections, each dealing with a different aspect of ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD and depression are given particular attention in this analysis. Medical interventions for both conditions, such as therapy and medication, are presented. The paper concludes by recommending early intervention in the assessment and treating of these diseases.

Overview of Co-morbid Conditions in ADHD
Etiological Considerations
Clinical Presentations
Comorbidity in ADHD
ADHD and Depressive Disorders

From the Paper:

"Patients who are depressed show less concentration in work and patients with the bipolar disorder often show psychomotor distractibility and agitation. It is a problem to distinguish these indications from the basic sign of ADHD. There have been numerous studies which determine clinical contributions of each of the treatment strategies and comorbid disorders. For e.g. a patient with bipolar disorder and comorbid ADHD can be treated first with stimulants. There is a little change which occurs with the intervention of this treatment. But if a mood stabilizer is started, there is a significant amount of improvement expected. After mood stabilization symptoms of AHDH continue to carry on than it gives support for 2 co occurring diagnoses. There is an indication of the addition of a stimulant."

Sample of Sources Used:

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