J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2008 Sep;47(5):409-414.

Diagnosis and Comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in School-Aged Children

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. sjyang@chonnam.ac.kr


Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental disorder in childhood and results in substantial impairment in peer, family and academic functioning. The three most important components to a comprehensive evaluation of patients with ADHD are the clinical interview, the medical examination, and the completion and scoring of behavior rating scales. In recent years, evidence has been accumulating regarding high levels of comorbidity between ADHD and a number of disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders and conduct disorders. The clinician must evaluate the patient with ADHD for the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders. The objective of this article is to review the literature on the diagnosis and comorbidity of ADHD in school-aged children.


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Comorbidity
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