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Vol. 8 - Num. 8

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The paediatrician and the family of a child with ADHD

I Rubió Badía, B Mena Pujol, B Murillo Abril

Reference of this article: Rubió Badía I, Mena Pujol B, Murillo Abril B. The paediatrician and the family of a child with ADHD. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006; 8 Supl 4:S199-216.

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects a great number of children and adolescents. It?s a chronic disorder that can entail problems when the child grows into adulthood. An early diagnosis and treatment could improve symptoms and consequences. The role of Primary Care paediatricians is basic in the early identification of the disorder, in guiding and advising parents and in coordinating the different professionals that should take part in the treatment more convenient according to the child?s age and the problems associated. Very often, the most indicated is a multimodal treatment that will help to prevent comorbid disorders.


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