Hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood: clinical characteristics.

@article{Thorley1984HyperkineticSO,
  title={Hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood: clinical characteristics.},
  author={Gene A. Thorley},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1984},
  volume={144},
  pages={
          16-24
        }
}
The diagnosis of hyperkinetic syndrome is rarely used in the UK, in marked contrast to its counterpart in the USA. Most of the work on hyperkinesis is concerned with the North American concept and relatively little attention has been paid to the British approach. The present paper reviews the development of the UK concept and diagnosis, describes the characteristics of 73 hyperkinetic syndrome children seen at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals over 13 years and compares them to matched… CONTINUE READING
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