On the efficacy of the DSM-IV-TR, in the diagnosis of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A survey of medical practitioners' perceptions.

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dc.contributor.author Brest, Sharna
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-28T07:56:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-28T07:56:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-28T07:56:09Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5979
dc.description.abstract There has been an increase of attention placed on the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), within South Africa. This has led to a number of controversies surrounding the legitimacy of ADHD diagnoses. And how effective the systems of categorising and diagnosing disorders are in aiding a number of practitioners in formulating a disorder. There is a substantial agreement within the literature that the understanding of ADHD is limited, the focus is mainly on the symptoms of disorders. This study explores the perceptions practitioners in the field, in identifying the effectiveness of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental disorders (DSM) is for diagnosing ADHD. It became evident throughout this study that there is no consensus around the efficacy of the DSM. Furthermore, ADHD is not completely understood and therefore creates serious implications for the treatment and diagnosis of the disorder. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) en
dc.subject Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental disorders (DSM) en
dc.subject International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) en
dc.subject American Psychiatric Association (APA) en
dc.title On the efficacy of the DSM-IV-TR, in the diagnosis of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A survey of medical practitioners' perceptions. en
dc.type Thesis en


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