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Sirbiladze, T., Chkhaidze, I., Kavlashvili, N., Kherkheulidze, M., & Adamia, N. (2019). ADHD, BEHAVIORAL AND HYPERKINETIC DISORDERS IN CHILDREN. Collection of Scientific Works of Tbilisi State Medical University, 51, 97–100.


The aim of the study was assessment of risk-factors and type of behavioral disorders in children in correlation of age.

Methods: Study was conducted at Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital, in frame of Children’s mental health state program. We evaluated children with behavioral disorders, attention deficiency and learning disabilities and diagnosis was done by a multidisciplinary team (pediatric psychiatrist, child neurologist, pediatrician and psychologist) using different assessment tools. At all 342 patients aged 2-18 years were evaluated. The data was statistically processed with SPSS 16 program.

Results: ADHD was diagnosed in 14,3%, speech disorders 14,6%, ASD – 12,8%, learning problems – 9%. In early childhood isolated speech disorders and ASD is relatively high, while in elder children (over 6 year) main problems are ADHD, behavioral and emotional and learning disorders. In most cases was seen isolated ADHD, but in 28,3% ADHD was associated with antisocial behavior and in 4,3% with speech disorders. The ADHD is twice more frequent in boys, than in girls (p <0,05). In children under 12 ADHD is mainly associated with speech disorders, after 12 with - antisocial behavior (p <0,05). There is positive correlation with social risk-factors (poverty, single parent, death in family, changes in school) and ADHD, learning and speech disorders.     

Conclusion: According to results of our study in early aged children main problems are speech disorders, ASD, Motor delay, while in elder children behavioral and emotional disorders, ADHD and learning disorders are more frequent.


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