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Psych 179 Lecutre wk 10-1

Psych 179 Lecutre wk 10-1 - Lecture wk 10-1 ADHD...

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Lecture wk# 10-1 ADHD Description Development Prevalence & Causes Pharmacotherapy-Drugs & Doses Side Effects “Paradoxical” 1. Hyperactivity/Impulsivity a. Hyperactivity o Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat o Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected o Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inapporopriate o Often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly o Is often “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor” o Often talks excessively b. Impulsivity o Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed o Often has difficulty awaiting turn o Often distrupted the classroom o There must be clear evidence of clinically significant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning o Some symptoms causing impairment were present before age 7 Symptoms 33% learning impairment in the face of normal IQ 40-50% academic lag Behavioral problems = 25% have conduct disorder Immaturity
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Low self-esteem Key Elements of Conduct Disorder A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated: Aggression to people and animals Deceitfulness or theft Serious violations of rules Individual is <age 18 years Antisocial Personality Disorder There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years. The individual is at least age 18 years
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  • Fall '09
  • Koob
  • Amphetamine, artificial food colorings, Competivie opioid antagonist, Partial opioid antagonist, Opioid antagonists/partial agonists, reuptake inhibitor Atomoxetine

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