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ABSTRACT

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the most common cause of psychiatrist


consultation in childhood. Its diagnosis is based nowadays in clinical criteria. Syndromical
variability, comorbidity with behavioral or perceptual and motor disorders, or anxiety and
depresion, make reaching a reliable diagnosis difficult. Due to this fact, we chose patients
without comorbidity as sample.
It's a descriptive study of several cases series, where the sample (n) are 7 children diagnosed
with ADHD at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands. Several scales have been used in
order to explore as many areas as posible with the aim to get the most reliable research. The
emotional expression of the group have been evaluated, according to the Expression and
Emotion Scale for Children (EESC) in order to measure medication side effects in patients
expression. We also used Conners scale, which detects ADHD evaluating information collected
from parents and teachers. CHIPs scale, to rate . DPREMB scale, measuring illness impact in
morning and night time and making a comparison between them. GIPD scale, quantifying
ADHD associated difficulties along the day and in various locations. WFIRS scale, to measure
the evaluation of TDAH and its improval, as well as previous functional difficulties. Eyberg's
scale, in order to review associated behavioral disorders and UKU side effects scale, to assess
psychofarmacological side effects.
This essay is a first approach to the results a obtain, not conclusive ones. Yet we are noticing
data indicating a slight improval in ADHD patients with treatment and expecting a positive
response from our further work.