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inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity; onset prior to age 7; smyptoms for at least 6 months; impairment in 2 settings; 6 characteristic symptoms
2x more likely in boys
60% of children have symptoms as adults
TX = CNS stimulants
ADHD in children vs adults
overactivity is stable until adolescence and then declines; as adults are impulsive, restless, easily distracted.
ADHD Med side effects
does dependent; greater reductions in overactivity obtained with higher doses, while attention is improved with lower doses;
adverse side effects = dysphoria, insomnia, loss of appetite, increase heart rate and BP; suppression of height and weight with LT use
most common dementia; 65% of cases; gradual onset; slow decline in cognitive functioning; Dx of biopsy or autopsy; duration of disease from symptom to death is 8-10 yesrs; later onset more common; F > M
Amphetamine Intoxication
same as cocaine;
poor behavior and psych changes (confusion, anger, anxiety)
tachycardia; dilated pupils; sweats or chills; nausea and vomitting; weight loss; sz
severe impairment in social interactions; restricted Bx; interests; no delays in language, cognition, curiosity; normal IQ but do better on V
Anxiety Disorders
panic d/o w/ and w/o agoraphobia; specific phobia; social phobia; OCD; GAD
Autism Outcomes
poor Px; 1/3 achieve some partial indepedence as adults; best outcome associated with ability to communicate verbally by age 5 or 6;
IQ of 70+;
later onset of symptoms
urinating in bed or clothes during day or night at least 2X a week for 3-4 months;
involuntary or intentional
Dx ONLY if person has reached dev level or age (5) when this is unexpected;
Tx = night alarm; works best with Bx tecniques; imipramine reduces wetting in 85% of cases and suppresses in 30%;
most relapse within 3 months of stopping drug
Bell and Pad vs tricyclics in treating enuresis
bell pad 80% effective with 1/3 relapsing in 6 months;
reduces 85% but relapse in 3 months
Bulimia Nervosa
binge eating (lack of control);
Bx to prevent weight gain;
poor self eval
at least 2Xweek for 3 months