Treatment of Aggressive ADHD in Children and Adolescents: Conceptualization and Treatment of Comorbid Behavior Disorders

@article{Mcburnett2009TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of Aggressive ADHD in Children and Adolescents: Conceptualization and Treatment of Comorbid Behavior Disorders},
  author={Keith Mcburnett and Linda J. Pfiffner},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={121},
  pages={158 - 165}
}
Abstract Primary care physicians who treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may expect to encounter oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in about half of patients with ADHD. Up to 20% of patients with ADHD may meet criteria for conduct disorder (CD), and a higher percentage will exhibit aggressiveness or other symptoms of CD without meeting full diagnostic criteria. Primary care physicians self-report more competence in managing ADHD alone than when it is accompanied by comorbid… 
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