Prevalenza dell’ADHD in bambini seguiti dal Pediatra di Famiglia
S. CORBO1, F. MAROLLA1, V. SARNO1, M.G. TORRIOLI2, S. VERNACOTOLA2
1Pediatri di famiglia, Associazione Culturale Pediatri del Lazio 2Cattedra di Neuropsichiatria Infantile, Università Cattolica “S. Cuore”, Roma
PREVALENCE OF ATTENTION DEFICIT WITH HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER: A SURVEY BY FAMILY PAEDIATRICIANS
Key words: ADHD, Epidemiology, Family paediatrician
Three family paediatricians carried out a survey of ADHD among their patients. Six simple
screening questions and a checklist were used. 19 children, out of 794 referred to their office,
fulfilled the ADHD criteria. Out of these children, 16 were reassessed by an child neurologist.
Diagnosis was confirmed in 12 cases (10 males, 2 females). The overall prevalence
of confirmed cases was 1,7% (CI 95%: 0,85-2,35).