Open Access Review Article

Emotional Health in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Luis A. Ocaña-Hernandez, Martha A. Delgado-Ochoa*, Carlos Delgado-Hernandez, Giselle Alcala- Fernandez, Jose L. Garcia-Elizondo, Penelope Galvan-Heredia and Irene Heredia-Barragan

Department of Pediatric Neurology, Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 11, 2020;  Published Date: September 28, 2020

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder in pediatric age, comorbidities in ADHD are present in two-thirds of patients who attend the mental health service, being emotional disorders one of the most frequent. Comorbidities have implications in the severity, course, response to treatment and prognosis, so we must detect them when diagnosing and treating a patient with ADHD. An observational, descriptive, transversal study was conducted in children with ADHD from April 2012 to October 2013 to determine the frequency of mood and anxiety disorders in clinic 71, of the IMSS in Torreón Coahuila, Mexico, based on DSM IV-TR criteria, Conners Scale and statistical analysis. 115 patients were studied. The frequency of mood disorders found was 77%. The most prevalent emotional disorder was phobia disorder (48.6%) followed by major depression (37.4%) and agoraphobia 26.1%.

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