Selective attentions deficits in Children with ADHD: a review of behavorial and electrophysiological studies

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The definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) has undergone a major transition from the time it was discovered to the present date. As previously discussed, adhd is a disorder that is accompanied by many neuropsychological, academic, and cognitive deficits. With the introduction of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, third edition (dsm-iii) and subsequent research (1) the importance of attentional problems in adhd has been established. Most neuropsychological evidence for attentional problems in adhd comes from studies using the continuous performance test (cpt) that was originally designed to measure brief attention lapses in brain-injured soldiers (2). Seidel and joschko (3) and corkum and siegel (4) reviewed a huge number of adhd-cpt studies and concluded that adhd children are disturbed in sustained-attention processes.keywordsselective attentiontarget intervalcontinuous performance testvisuospatial attentionprocessing negativitythese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients
EditorsDavid Gozal, Denis L. Molfese
Place of PublicationTotowa, New Jersey
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages576
ISBN (Print)978-1588293121
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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