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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in people with Intellectual Disability

  • Bhathika Perera (a1)
Abstract

Two case reports of people with severe intellectual disability (ID), Autism and challenging behaviour are discussed here to describe the presentation of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people with ID. Both cases highlight how the diagnosis of ADHD can be missed and the behaviours attributed to ID and autism, which could lead to using ineffective treatment strategies. The case reports illustrate the importance of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in people with ID and how it can make a difference to their clinical presentation and quality of life.

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*Address for correspondence: Bhathika Perera, Haringey Learning Disability Partnership, River Park House, 225, High Road, London, N22 8HQ, UK. (Email: bathika@hotmail.com)
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