Drexel University Home Pagewww.drexel.edu DREXEL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES HOMEPAGE >>

iDEA: Drexel E-repository and Archives > Drexel Theses and Dissertations > Drexel Theses and Dissertations > Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an exploratory analysis of treatment utilization

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3211

Title: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an exploratory analysis of treatment utilization
Authors: Howley, Margaret A.
Keywords: Psychology;Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Treatment;Attention-deficit-disordered children
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2010
Abstract: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic and pervasive disorder. Medication as well as psychosocial treatment has proven effective in managing the symptoms of ADHD in children. Research has found that the symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity decrease with age while the symptoms of inattention stay stable over time. The current analysis will consider whether treatment for ADHD is concurrent with this trend in symptom presentation as well as whether gender plays a role in treatment utilization. It is hypothesized that children diagnosed with ADHD combined type will receive more treatment with medication than psychosocial treatment and treatment overall will decrease with age in accordance with the waning of hyperactive symptoms. It is also hypothesized that children diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type will receive more psychosocial treatment than treatment with medication, as their symptoms are not as externalizing and disruptive. However, the use of treatment (medication and psychosocial) will increase with age as the symptoms of Inattention become more apparent. The analysis will also consider differences in medication use in terms of gender.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3211
Appears in Collections:Drexel Theses and Dissertations

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Howley_Margaret.pdf123 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in iDEA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! iDEA Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback