Differentiating between ADHD and ASD in childhood: some directions for practitioners

Differentiating between ADHD and ASD in childhood: some directions for practitioners European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2018) 27:679–681 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1165-5 EDITORIAL Differentiating between ADHD and ASD in childhood: some directions for practitioners 1,2 2 3 Nanda Rommelse  · Janne Visser  · Catharina Hartman Published online: 12 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Introduction cause significant suffering and/or lead to impairments in eve- ryday life and, therefore, require ADHD-specific interven - Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) belong to a wider group tions. This holds equally true the other way around. of neurobiological developmental disorders, along with Although not set in stone, for children with a combined Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and diagnosis ADHD + ASD, clinical practitioners usually other disorders in specific areas of development [1 ]. All of attempt to investigate whether the hampered development these disorders manifest through many common characteris- of the child can better be explained from an ‘ADHD per- tics and often appear simultaneously, which can make it hard spective’, an ‘ASD perspective’, or whether there is a clear to differentiate between two or more disorders. This espe- indication of both. This is often done using (1) a semi-struc- cially holds true for ASD and ADHD: many publications in tured developmental interview looking for ‘red flags’ in early European Child and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Springer Journals

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry
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1018-8827
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1435-165X
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10.1007/s00787-018-1165-5
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2018) 27:679–681 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1165-5 EDITORIAL Differentiating between ADHD and ASD in childhood: some directions for practitioners 1,2 2 3 Nanda Rommelse  · Janne Visser  · Catharina Hartman Published online: 12 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Introduction cause significant suffering and/or lead to impairments in eve- ryday life and, therefore, require ADHD-specific interven - Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) belong to a wider group tions. This holds equally true the other way around. of neurobiological developmental disorders, along with Although not set in stone, for children with a combined Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and diagnosis ADHD + ASD, clinical practitioners usually other disorders in specific areas of development [1 ]. All of attempt to investigate whether the hampered development these disorders manifest through many common characteris- of the child can better be explained from an ‘ADHD per- tics and often appear simultaneously, which can make it hard spective’, an ‘ASD perspective’, or whether there is a clear to differentiate between two or more disorders. This espe- indication of both. This is often done using (1) a semi-struc- cially holds true for ASD and ADHD: many publications in tured developmental interview looking for ‘red flags’ in early European Child and

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European Child & Adolescent PsychiatrySpringer Journals

Published: May 12, 2018

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