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

VII. Differential Diagnosis: Environmental

  1. Unsafe or disruptive learning environment
  2. Bullying
  3. School curriculum not well matched to child's ability
  4. Family dysfunction or poor parenting
  5. Child Abuse or neglect
  6. Parental Psychopathology
  7. School Maladaptive Behavior (e.g. suspension or expulsion)

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