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Vol. 8 - Num. 8

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The Clinical Psychologist and the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: links with the paediatrician

José A. López Villalobosa, Luis Rodríguez Molinerob, Ana M.ª Sacristán Martínc, Mercedes Garrido Redondod, M.ª Teresa Martínez Riverae

aServicio de Psiquiatría. Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Palencia. Palencia. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Recoletas Campo Grande. Valladolid. España.
cPediatra. CS Arturo Eyries. Valladolid. España.
dPediatra. CS La Tórtola. Valladolid. España.
ePediatra. CS Laguna de Duero. Valladolid. España.

Reference of this article: López Villalobos JA, Rodríguez Molinero L, Sacristán Martín AM, Garrido Redondo M, Martínez Rivera MT. The Clinical Psychologist and the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: links with the paediatrician. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006;8 Supl 4:S157-73.

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Abstract

The clinical psychologist is a sanitary professional implied in interventions associated to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He has capacity for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of ADHD. His work in the public sanitary environment is related with Primary Care physicians. The clinical psychologist is located in multi-professional equipment of mental health, in cooperation with social, sanitarian and educational services. His role is to cooperate in the integral and integrated treatment of ADHD. In his relation with Primary Care Paediatrics, can achieve the following roles: internal consult, full evaluation of ADHD, psychopathological differential diagnose of ADHD, specialized therapies, treatment of comorbid psychopathology and cases with lack of therapeutic answer.

Keywords

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Clinical psychologist Paediatrics Primary Care

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