Optimal service trajectory for children, adolescents and young adults with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) or related problems

03-19-2018 | Médicaments: Usage optimal, Jeunes et familles, Santé mentale

According to the DSM-5 , attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by impairing levels of inattention, disorganization and/or hyperactivity/impulsiveness. It is one of the most common childhood disorders. The diversity of the symptoms and comorbidities associated with ADHD makes it a complex condition, and the treatment options can vary according to the patient’s clinical profile and the needs expressed by them and their family.

Triangulation of the scientific, experiential and contextual data led INESSS to set out four guiding principles and 18 recommendations. The guiding principles are cross-disciplinary. They apply to the entire trajectory and involve objectives regarding access to services, shared responsibility between the systems and networks concerned (health and social services system, school network and partners) and optimal communication between the players. These principles make addressing the young person’s and their family’s needs the focus of the intervention.


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