The clinical necessity for assessing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) symptoms in children with high-functioning Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

Although the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) exclude Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), some clinicians find that the two disorders can be comorbid and, in fact, make a dual diagnosis. Nevertheless, few empirical studies have investigated the clinical necessity for this practice. In the first of our two… CONTINUE READING