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INTRODUCTION Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently one of the morbid clinical pictures in childhood and adolescence that is most frequently diagnosed in the Neuropaediatric clinic. DEVELOPMENT ADHD is sometimes associated to other important neurological problems, such as behavioural disorders, tics or headaches, and may occasionally(More)
INTRODUCTION Autism spectrum disorders make up a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that globally affect different higher brain functions in the individual, such as intelligence, the capacity to use language and social interaction. Today, although there is still no curative treatment for autism, there are a number of non pharmacological interventions(More)
INTRODUCTION The pharmacological treatment most commonly used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has traditionally consisted in the administration of psychostimulants. The particular association with comorbid disorders makes it essential to utilise different therapeutic approaches and this accounts for the growing therapeutic arsenal(More)
INTRODUCTION Infantile cerebral palsy is considered to be a motor disorder affecting both posture and movement. It is the manifestation of a cerebral lesion that took place during the maturing process of the brain. Spastic cerebral palsy is the most frequent variety. The spasticity presented by these patients strongly influences their functioning and gives(More)
In recent years there has been a striking increase in the number of transnational adoptions in our country, which follows the trend already observed in other developed European countries. Major contributing factors to this phenomenon have been the improvements in socioeconomic conditions in our country, the drop in the birth rate, with the corresponding(More)
INTRODUCTION Periventricular leukomalacia is an anatomical diagnosis made by neuroimaging technics, of hypoxic-ischemic origin and a characteristic neurological syndrome consisting in cerebral palsy, visual impairment and/or mental retardation. Is more frequently seen in pre-term infant (5-10%) as a spastic diplegia or tetraplegia. Real prevalence in a-term(More)
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