Reconsidering the Attention Deficit Paradigm

  title={Reconsidering the Attention Deficit Paradigm},
  author={Stephen J Rosenman},
  journal={Australasian Psychiatry},
  pages={127 - 132}
  • S. Rosenman
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australasian Psychiatry
Objective: To examine the inadequacies and criticisms of the current categorical paradigm of Attention Deficit Disorder both in children and adults. Conclusions: An alternative, more dimensional paradigm linking executive functions is described and its advantage over categorical diagnostic paradigms is argued. Consideration of a more discriminating and dimensional behavioural model would help psychiatrists operating in this area. 

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