II. Associated Conditions

  1. Language and Learning Disability (10-15%)
    1. Usually less hyperactive and more inattentive
  2. Tourette's Syndrome (70% with tics have ADHD)
  3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (35-65% of ADHD patients)
  4. Conduct Disorder (10-20% of ADHD patients)
  5. Major Depression (20% of ADHD patients)
  6. Anxiety Disorder (25% of ADHD patients)
  7. Substance Abuse (20-40% of ADHD patients)

III. Differential Diagnosis: Psychiatric Conditions

IV. Differential Diagnosis: Medications

  1. Anticonvulsants
  2. Antihistamines
  3. Decongestants
  4. Beta agonists

V. Differential Diagnosis: General Medical Conditions

VI. Differential Diagnosis: Neurologic Conditions

VII. Differential Diagnosis: Environmental

  1. Unsafe or disruptive learning environment
  2. School curriculum not well matched to child's ability
  3. Family dysfunction or poor parenting
  4. Child Abuse or neglect
  5. Parental Psychopathology

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