Reformulating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder according to signal detection theory.

  title={Reformulating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder according to signal detection theory.},
  author={Vania Mota and Russell J. Schachar},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={39 9},
OBJECTIVE The current diagnostic algorithm for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not highly predictive of impairment and yields low interrater agreement. The objective of this study was to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of ADHD by identifying the symptoms that are associated with impairment. METHOD Semistructured interviews and impairment rating scales were administered to parents and teachers of 218 children. Combinations of ADHD symptoms were examined according to a… CONTINUE READING

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