The analytical model towards the attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder diagnosis

Author/s Michela Di Trani, Stefano Marinucci, Daniela Tortolani
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/2 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 40-56 File size 132 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2012-002003
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

Authors address a critical reflection on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, focusing on evaluation protocols, diagnostic tools and use of drugs. Regarding tha latter topic, after reporting the strategies used by pharmaceutical industry, indications and side effects of drugs are described and studies that show a limited efficacy of drugs in the short term and an equivalence of efficacy with psycho-social treatments are discussed. In the light of the interactions between genetic aspects and psychosocial variables, a revision of ADHD nosological classification is hypothesized, and a limitation of drugs for symptomatic and limited in time treatment is proposed.

Keywords: ADHD; Diagnosis; Psycho-Social Interactions; Drugs.

Michela Di Trani, Stefano Marinucci, Daniela Tortolani, Il modello analitico di fronte alla diagnosi di disturbo da deficit dell’attenzione ed iperattività in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2012, pp 40-56, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2012-002003