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1 ADHD Through The Life Cycle ADHD Through The Life Cycle by Humberto Nagera M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, University of South Florida. Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan. Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Institute. Director, The Carter-Jenkins Center .
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4 ADHD Through The Life Cycle: ADHD Through The Life Cycle: Myths About ADHD Myths About ADHD 1) Only affects children 2) Disappears in adolescence 3) Does not affect adults 4) Ritalin has paradoxical effects in children not in adults
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5 ADHD Through The Life Cycle: ADHD Through The Life Cycle: Myths About ADHD(cont) Myths About ADHD(cont) 5) Consequently it does not work in adults 6) Dangerous drug because possibility of addiction
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6 ADHD Through The Life Cycle ADHD Through The Life Cycle History of the Disorder History of the Disorder First called minimal brain damage Afterwards called minimal brain dysfunction Next called ADD Finally called ADHD
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7 ADHD Through The Life Cycle ADHD Through The Life Cycle Etiology of the Disorder Etiology of the Disorder ADHD is a genetic disorder Involves possibly several genes They have a tendency to segregate together This may mean they are close to one another
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8 ADHD Through The Life Cycle ADHD Through The Life Cycle Etiology of the Disorder Etiology of the Disorder Runs in families Manifests itself with different degrees of severity in a given generation Manifest itself with different degrees of severity in each one of the various generations
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9 ADHD Through The Life Cycle ADHD Through The Life Cycle Some General Characteristics Some General Characteristics Some have learning disabilities (5-10%) Some have soft neurological signs Watch for Tourette’s disorder 1 or 2% may be co-morbid with BD As they grow older can become ODD, CD etc
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10 ADHD Through The Life Cycle ADHD Through The Life Cycle Some General Characteristics Some General Characteristics
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