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What is ADHD characterised by? (4 points)

1.) Extreme restlessness

2.) Poor concentration

3.) Uncontrolled activity

4.) Impulsiveness

What proportion of children have the diagnosis of ADHD in the UK compared to America?

UK - 0.1% of children

USA - 5% of children

What medication can be given to children with ADHD?

Methylphenidate ('Ritalin')

Side effects of methylphenidate?

SEs include abdo pain, nausea, dyspepsia.

Growth is not usually affected, though this should be monitored for first 6 months of treatment.

Discuss the epidemiology of autism.

75% of autistic children are male

Usually develops before 3 years of age

What 3 specific features must be present to be able to diagnose autism?

1.) Global impairment of language and communication

2.) Impairment of social relationships

3.) Ritualistic and compulsive phenomena

(most children have a decreased IQ also)

What conditions are associated with autism?

Rett's syndrome

Fragile X