Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder - a new view

In this review we considered: a genetic and neuropsychological approach and the educational aspects of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD) In the first part of the review the focus is on the genetic and neuropsychological aspects of the disorder, whilst the second part covers educational related topics such as school-based interventions, teachers’ attitudes to ADHD and ADHD in young adults. ADHD has been shown to be a highly hereditary disorder and molecular genetic approaches have become a major focus of research. Three subtypes of ADHD are described : a predominantly inattentive type, predominantly hyperactive / impulsive type and the combined type. Executive functions are in the focus of the neuropsychological disturbances in ADHD. Executive function refers to a range of control processes that allow the individual to demonstrate goal-directed behaviour.

Inhibition impairment is also a neuropsychological disturbance in ADHD. DESCRIPTORS: ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER WITH HYPERACTIVITY – genetics, psychology, therapy; COMORBIDITY; SCHOOLS
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 42, No 1, january - march 1998
Authors: M. Pospiš
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