Standard diagnosis attention disorders

Standard diagnosis attention disorders

Diagnostic criteria of DSM:

  • Standard A or B the existence of at least 6 symptoms of attention during a minimum of 6 months, to the point where not adaptable and does not conform to the level of development:

– Often unable to focus more attention on the details or committed the mistake due to carelessness in their studies, work or other activities.

– Often difficulties in maintaining the possibility of attention at work or play.

– Often does not seem to listen when others speak directly.

– Often do not follow the guidelines or unable to complete my homework in school, work at home, or the responsibility of the workplace (not due to dissident behavior or do not have the ability to understand instructions).

– Often difficult when conducting these activities need organization.

– Often dodge, don’t like, or are reluctant to join the work requires mental effort in the long run (as do my homework at school or homework).

– Often lost to the need for work or play (toys, educational tools, pencils, books).

– Often easily distracted by external stimuli.

– Often forget to do the daily work.

Standard diagnosis attention disorders

Standard diagnosis attention disorders

  • The existence of at least 6 symptoms of hyperactivity-milieu during at least 6 months, so not adaptable and does not conform to the level of development:

– Hyperactivity:

+ His lip, or distorted when seated.

+ Often leaves seat in situations requiring to sit still.

+ Usually run jump or climb excessively in situations inappropriate (in adolescents and adults, this can limit at a level they feel restless).

+ Difficult to join the game or recreational activities just gentle activities.

+ Usually always move or act like “driving bike”.

+ Used to say too much.

– Milieu:

+ Often blurts answered when others have not asked out of the question.

+ Difficult to wait your turn.

+ Often interrupt or disturb the other (alternating in the conversations or games).

  • Some symptoms of hyperactivity-milieu of reduced symptoms or warning cause attenuation functions appear before age 7.

Status of reduced functionality due to the symptoms seen in at least two different environments (at school, at work, or at home).

  1. There must be clear evidence on the status of functional decline significantly on the social side, learning and work.
  2. The symptoms do not occur simultaneously with development disorders, schizophrenia. The symptoms were more consistent with other mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders.

Symptoms reduced attention, hyperactivity, milieu concerning the use of the drug (as bronchodilator medication, isoniazid, akathisia retrieved from the neuroleptics) in children under 7 years are not diagnosed as ADHD, rather it should be diagnosed with the disorder associated with non-specific chemical (other substance-related disorders not otherwise specified).

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