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Gilles Marc Desmarais, MD
(702) 737-7477
4550 W Oakey Blvd Ste 111
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Robert Horne
(702) 822-1188
2915 W Charleston Blvd # 4
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.6, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Norton A Roitman, MD
(702) 222-1812
2340 Paseo del Prado Ste D307
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1976

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Heber W Becker Jr, MD
(909) 981-0811
2450 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1961

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Timothy Bovie Moritz, MD
(702) 363-3633
2330 Paseo del Prado Ste C109
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1963

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William Gene Stone, MD
(702) 877-6000
1813 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1962

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Karen L Cruey, MD
(702) 486-5750
2430 Paseo del Prado # D307
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Lesley Dickson
(702) 258-3415
2340 Paseo Del Prado # D307
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Joseph Vilt, MD
(702) 251-8000
1701 W Charleston Blvd Ste 300
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1979

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William Eric Sohr, MD
(702) 227-4165
2301 Paseo Del Prado Ste A201
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Diagnosis of ADHD

Disorders - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Written by Better Health Channel of Australia   

The current debate around attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) centres on whether it is a formal disorder or a cluster of symptoms. The number of behavioural and developmental disorders that affect young children with symptoms of ADHD is increasing. This means it is important to properly assess the causes of their symptoms. Their symptoms can include:

Difficulty paying attention

  • Impulsivity
  • Overactivity.

All young children have a limited attention span and sometimes do things without thinking. Only a few of these children have ADHD. There is no single test. A diagnosis can only be made after a range of information is collected, especially from the parents.

A paediatrician, child psychologist or child psychiatrist can make the assessment or arrange a referral. Assessments must include a developmental history of the child's past behaviours. Issues related to early attachment to a parent or caregiver, which may contribute to the behaviour, are also assessed. The diagnosis of ADHD is made after a clinical assessment and supplemented by a variety of internationally recognised scales.

Inattention criteria

The following criteria for inattention are often used to diagnose the inattention 'component' of ADHD. Six or more of these symptoms of inattention must be present for at least six months to a degree that is a problem and inconsistent with developmental level. To meet these criteria the child must, on a regular basis:

  • Fail to give close attention to details or make careless mistakes in school work, work or other activities.
  • Have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
  • Not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Not follow through on instructions and fail to finish school work, chores or duties in the workplace (but not because they are being wilful or do not understand instructions).
  • Have difficulty organising tasks and activities.
  • Avoid, dislike or be reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as school work or homework).
  • Lose things necessary for tasks or activities (for example: toys, school assignments, pencils, books or tools).
  • Be easily distracted.
  • Be forgetful in daily activities.

Hyperactivity-impulsivity criteria

The following criteria are often used to diagnose the hyperactivity-impulsivity commonly associated with ADHD. Six or more of these symptoms must be present for at least six months to a degree that is a problem and inconsistent with the child's developmental level.

Hyperactivity

  • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
  • Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.
  • Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate.
  • Often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.
  • Is often ...

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