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Habrani P, Bahdani F. Gender differences in comorbid disorders with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Intern Med Today 2006; 11 (4) :55-61
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Background and Aim: The substantial discrepancy in the male-to-female ratio between clinic-referred (10 to 1) and community (3 to 1) samples of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggests that gender differences may be operant in expression of comorbid disorders with ADHD. Materials and Methods: The study included 71 boys and 76 girls with ADHD (aged 5-17 years) were diagnosed by clinical interview and the Schedule for effective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School – Age Children Present and Lifetime version (K – SADS – PL). They were assessed with structured diagnosed interview and K- SADS for DSM-IV disorders . Results: The co-occurrence of ADHD and comorbid psychopathology in girls, who were referred to clinic, was the same for the boy probands with ADHD. Conclusion: Our results suggest that boys and girls do not differ in the comorbid disorders with ADHD.Although this is consistent with prior work suggesting more similarities than differences in the nature of psychiatric comorbidity in ADHD boys and girls, we cannot make strong conclusions, thus replication studies are needed.
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Received: 2008/05/25 | Published: 2006/01/15

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