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Methods and Materials Caregivers of 505 children with ADHD, autism, and co-occurring ADHD + autism completed a questionnaire about current medication use and clinical rating scales regarding their child's behaviour as part of a larger study into diagnosis and treatment of symptoms in children with ADHD or autism. Comparisons Between the parents of the autism and autism groups found that a greater percentage of their children had learning difficulties and speech and language difficulties than those of the autism and ADHD+ autism groups. A higher percentage of psychotropic drugs were found in children with ADHD, along with ADHD + autism and autism. Compared to the ADHD and autism groups, the parents of children with ADHD+ autism reported a larger proportion of non-stimulant ADHD drugs, antipsychotic, antidepressant, and melatonin use by their children.
Source link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.914668
Guidelines recommend a careful examination of developmental history when determining the disorders, but it is unclear how children with ADHD and ASD differ from their peers growing up. Adolescents with ADHD and ASD had a variety of developmental disorders, with symptoms closely related to the disorder's core symptoms appearing before age 5 being the most representative of the disorder. 66% of people with ADHD and 81% of those with ASD were correct, but 62 percent of identified cases were false positives, according to 62 percent. The mean proportion of developmental deviations in the ADHD group, 20. 0% in the ASD group, and 15. 6% in peers; children with both ADHD and ASD deviated on 26. 7 percent of all developmental indicators and showed more pronounced deviations than those with ADHD or ASD alone.
Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-022-02024-4
Abstract: Telemedicine applied to child neuropsychiatry has grown in importance, such as the use of online platforms to remotely collect anamnestic and behavioral data. In addition, we planned to investigate a potential role played by autism spectrum disorders symptoms in this process. Suspicious ADHD was reflected in these parent- and teacher-rated questionnaires, as well as an on-site review of intelligence quotients from 342 subjects ranging from 336 to 16 years old, all related to suspected ADHD. Differences in ASD symptoms in the DT-identified classes were tested to determine their role in producing a diagnostic mistake using the DT method. In 82% of our participants, the DT identified the decision rules used by clinicians to classify ADHD diagnosis and was dependable. The most discriminative data for clinicians during the diagnostic process was provided by the caregiver-reported ADHD core symptom severity. However, ASD symptoms were a confounding factor when ADHD severity had to be established, however, ADHD symptoms were a confounding factor.
Source link: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1666183/v1
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