NICE udgiver i dag en klinisk vejledning om behandlingen af ADHD i alle aldersgrupper. Børne- og UngdomsPsykiatrisk Selskab i Danmark udgave en for børn og unge i foråret 2008: ADHD referenceprogram.
Nedenfor kan du læse pressemeddellelsen fra NICE i anledning af udgivelsen.
NICE Guidelines Are Set To Improve Care And Management Of Children, Young People And Adults With ADHD
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) have today published a guideline on the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults.
ADHD is a common behavioural disorder in children and young people estimated to affect up to 3% of school-age children and young people in the UK, and about 2% of adults worldwide. It usually starts in early childhood and some people will continue to have ADHD as adults. Severe ADHD is sometimes known as ‘hyperkinetic disorder’. The symptoms of ADHD include: being inattentive (unable to concentrate for very long or finish a task); hyperactivity (fidgety and unable to sit still); and impulsive (speaking without thinking about the consequences). It is an extremely distressing disorder, affecting the person as well as their families and carers.
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders ABSTRACT
This revised practice parameter reviews the evidence from research and clinical experience and highlights significant advancements in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders since the previous parameter was published. It highlights the importance of early assessment and intervention, gathering information from various sources, assessment of comorbid disorders, and evaluation of severity and impairment. It presents evidence to support treatment with psychotherapy, medications, and a combination of interventions in a multimodal approach.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 46(2):267-283, February 2007. Eller se PubMed.