Clinical Types and associated maternal factors of Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD in a group of children in Baghdad

  • Maha S. Younis Psychiatric Department , College of Medicine, Baghdad University.
  • Basim D. Sadiq Consultant psychiatrist –Ibn-Rush Psychiatric Teaching Hospital.
  • Abbas M. Al-Saiddy Senior Registrar, Iraqi Scientific Council of Psychiatry.
Keywords: clinical, maternal risk factors, ADHD, children, Baghdad.

Abstract

Fac Med Baghdad

2014; Vol.56, No.2

Received: Feb., 2014

Accepted April. 2014

 

 

Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorders in children includes pervasive inattention, over activity, and impulsivity imposing psychological and cognitive impairment.

Objectives: This study aims to examine the clinical types and the association of some maternal risk factors and developmental milestone with ADHD among a group of school-age children.

Method: 100 primary school- age children affected with ADHD of both sexes were clinically assessed by the semi-structured interview questionnaire of ADHD (SSIQ) according to (DSM-IV-TR) during April-August 2013at Ibn-Rushd Psychiatric Teaching Hospital in Baghdad results were submitted to statistical analysis.

Results: Most of the children were urban males with average age of 8 years old presented with combined type of ADHD and had a normal developmental milestone. Maternal adversities were not insignificantly associated.         

Conclusion: ADHD was presented mostly in its combined form. Maternal adversities and type of labor was not significantly associated with its morbidity. The authors call for improvement child’s mental health services.

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2014-07-01
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Younis M, Sadiq B, Al-Saiddy A. Clinical Types and associated maternal factors of Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD in a group of children in Baghdad. JFacMedBagdad [Internet]. 1Jul.2014 [cited 11May2021];56(2):169-72. Available from: https://iqjmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/19JFacMedBaghdad36/article/view/459