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Child Psychiatry

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A child 10-yrs old presence with hyperactivity, in attention. Parents are extremely worried, what would you say to the parents? (AIIMS Nov 2008)



A Normal behavior

B Behavioral problem and behavior therapy

C Serious problem and medical therapy

D Change in environment

Ans. C Serious problem and medical therapy.

It is a case of ADHD first line of management is drug therapy. Behavior therapy can supplement to the drug therapy.

Clinical features: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders

Inattention- Easily distractible,

Difficulty sustaining attention on tasks or play activities,

Difficulty organizing tasks

Loses things

Difficulty following instructions

Forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactivity – Fidgeting

Difficulty remaining seated

Runs/ climbs excessively

Always “on the go’

Talks excessively

Impulsivity - Difficulty awaiting turn

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Treatment: first line of management is medicines i.e. Dextro-amphetamines- Methylphenidate (S/E- decreased appetite & decreased sleep)

Ref; A short text book of psychiatry by Neeraj Ahuja 5th edition) pageno.180;

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