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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Adhd In Idiopathic Epilepsy [tdah Em Epilepsia Idiopática]
Author: Duran M.H.C.
Guimaraes C.A.
Montenegro M.A.
Neri M.L.
Guerreiro M.M.
Abstract: Our aim was to clarify the correlation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with epilepsy and behavior problems. This was a crosssectional study. Sixty children with idiopathic epilepsy were interviewed using the MTA-SNAP IV Teacher and Parent Rating Scale, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales and Conners' Rating Scales. We used the chi-square test to analyze the correlation of epilepsy variables in patients with and without ADHD with a significance level of 0.05. Eight patients had ADHD symptoms (13%), seven had the inattentive ADHD subtype and only three had behavioral problems. When epileptic patients with and without ADHD symptoms were compared we found no significant difference in regard to epilepsy variables. All patients were controlled and 43% were either without AED or undergoing withdrawal. Our study revealed a low comorbidity of ADHD symptoms and epilepsy due to low interference of seizures and drug treatment on the comorbid condition.
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. , v. 72, n. 1, p. 12 - 16, 2014.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0004-282X20130193
Date Issue: 2014
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