Journal article

Influence of gender on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Europe - ADORE

Torunn Stene Novik, Amaia Hervas, Stephen J Ralston, Soren Dalsgaard, Rob Rodrigues Pereira, Maria J Lorenzo

EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | SPRINGER | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls in Europe is poorly understood; it is not known whether they exhibit similar symptom patterns or co-existing problems and receive the same type of treatment as boys. OBJECTIVE: To examine gender differences for referral patterns, social demographic factors, ADHD core symptomatology, co-existing health problems, psychosocial functioning and treatment. METHODS: Baseline data from the ADHD Observational Research in Europe (ADORE) study, a 24-month, naturalistic, longitudinal observational study in 10 European countries of children (aged 6-18 years) with hyperactive/inattentive/impulsive symptoms but no previous diagnosis of AD..

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