Hyperactivity as dysfunction of activity, arousal, or attention: A study of research relating to DSM III's attention deficit disorder

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Examined the recent shift in emphasis from overactivity to the related constructs of arousal, attention and impulsivity in the study of 'hyperactive' children. Studies are reviewed that have led to a reconceptualization of the hyperkinetic disorder that focuses on underlying physiological arousal and attentional components. The adequacy of DSM III diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder are considered in light of relevant research developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1308
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume40
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Impulsive Behavior
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Hyperactivity
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Physiological Arousal
Diagnostics

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  • Clinical Psychology

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