Aim: Aim of the present study was to evaluate risk factors and prevalence of this disorder in populace at risk and to attest current screening tests sensitivity. Methods: We administered Brown ADD Scales to two samples at risk for attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD): one of acute psychiatric inpatients (N.=56) and the other of affected children' parents (N.=28). We got through to people positive to screening in order to confirm the diagnosis. Results: Data obtained seem to suggest a low reliability of Brown ADD Scales self-scoring in populace at risk. Conclusion: The results obtained indicate the call for developing more sensitive diagnostic instruments targeted on "particular" populaces. It is confirmed the importance of self history and family/close friends records. Generally speaking, it is also confirmed adult ADHD diagnosis as problematic and the need of further and wider researchers.

Mansi, G., di GIACOMO, E., Di Noto, B., Fumagalli, A., Folegatti, A., Molteni, M., et al. (2013). ADHD in età adulta. Prevalenza, fattori di rischio e requisiti per l'identificazione in una popolazione lombarda. MINERVA PSICHIATRICA, 54(2), 165-172.

ADHD in età adulta. Prevalenza, fattori di rischio e requisiti per l'identificazione in una popolazione lombarda

di GIACOMO, ESTER
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FUMAGALLI, ANDREA MARIA;CLERICI, MASSIMO
Ultimo
2013

Abstract

Aim: Aim of the present study was to evaluate risk factors and prevalence of this disorder in populace at risk and to attest current screening tests sensitivity. Methods: We administered Brown ADD Scales to two samples at risk for attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD): one of acute psychiatric inpatients (N.=56) and the other of affected children' parents (N.=28). We got through to people positive to screening in order to confirm the diagnosis. Results: Data obtained seem to suggest a low reliability of Brown ADD Scales self-scoring in populace at risk. Conclusion: The results obtained indicate the call for developing more sensitive diagnostic instruments targeted on "particular" populaces. It is confirmed the importance of self history and family/close friends records. Generally speaking, it is also confirmed adult ADHD diagnosis as problematic and the need of further and wider researchers.
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Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; Eating disorders; Sensitivity and specificity; Substance-related disorders; Psychiatry and Mental Health
Italian
165
172
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Mansi, G., di GIACOMO, E., Di Noto, B., Fumagalli, A., Folegatti, A., Molteni, M., et al. (2013). ADHD in età adulta. Prevalenza, fattori di rischio e requisiti per l'identificazione in una popolazione lombarda. MINERVA PSICHIATRICA, 54(2), 165-172.
Mansi, G; di GIACOMO, E; Di Noto, B; Fumagalli, A; Folegatti, A; Molteni, M; Clerici, M
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