ADHD and Sport: Controversial about Treatment
Área/s de conocimientoPsicología
Materia/s Unesco61 Psicología
$ttention-'eficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the neuropsychiatric conditions that has received most attention in the scientific literature in the last years , and is the most widespread problem in developmental neurology and one of the commonest reasons for neuropaediatric consultations. Нe prevalence of this disorder is generally accepted to be around 5-6% in children of school age (range 4-12%) . ADHD is a chronic psychiatric disorder that is characterized by three nuclear symptoms; inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Нe predomination of one of them define the subtypes of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactivity or combine. ADHD symptoms have an adverse impact in academic, social and family relationship and also aوٴect to sport. Despite this disorder is manifest during childhood and adolescence and also can persist into adulthood, there are scarce information about the problematic of that individuals with this condition could be taking part in sports activity at all competition levels.