Treatment Duration is Associated with Functioning and Prognosis in Children witi Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Ercan E. S. , KÖSE S. , KUTLU A., AKYOI O., DURAK S., AYDIN C.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.22, ss.148-160, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/bcp.20120412021635
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.148-160

Özet

Objective: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) persists through adolescence and adulthood, and 15-80% of the children diagnosed with ADHD continue to have the disorder into adulthood, depending on the diagnostic criteria used; however, these findings have mostly been derived from follow-up studies in North America. The longitudinal outcomes of ADHD children from non-Western countries, such as Turkey, and the prognostic differences between ADHD+Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and ADHD+Conduct Disorder (CD) cases require further exploration. Six years after an initial study of 18 months conducted between 2000 and 2002, we sought to evaluate 120 cases of ADHD with comorbid ODD or CD.