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ISSN: 2469-9837

International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology
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Research Article

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children: A Move towards Developmental Perspectives

Olusegun Emmanuel Afolabi*

Department of Educational Foundation, University of Botswana, Botswana

Corresponding Author:
Olusegun Emmanuel Afolabi
Department of Educational Foundation
University of Botswana, Botswana
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 29, 2016; Accepted date: April 15, 2016; Published date: April 20, 2016

Citation: Afolabi OE (2016) Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children: A Move towards Developmental Perspectives. Int J Sch Cog Psychol 3:171. doi:10.4172/2469-9837.1000171

Copyright: © 2016 Afolabi OE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The debate about diagnoses and treatment of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in children continue to range on between the developmental and biological perspectives. While there is increasing evidence that support the biological susceptibility of ADHD, a number of researches also emphasized the significant effect of environmental factors on the syndrome. This study used developmental perspectives to evaluate and bring together various bio-psychosocial factors that impact on development of children diagnosed with ADHD. To achieve this the study critically explored and integrated the existing and advancing study on ADHD to a more refined pattern that embraced developmental perspectives by organizing into sections; the clinical and social factors that associated with children diagnosed with ADHD. Also the study discussed how linkage in childhood ADHD fits within a developmental psychopathology perspective. Finally, the study revealed ADHD as a developmental disorder influenced by prenatal, biological and psychosocial environmental risk factors, and that better understanding of genomic susceptibilities, family environment, parental characteristics, and children's experiences can transform the pathway for its development in children


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