Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Abdelaziz M Thabet

Abdelaziz M Thabet
School of Public Health,
Southern Nigeria

  • Research Article
    Prevalence of ADHD and Mental Health Problems among Preschool Children in the Gaza Strip
    Author(s): Abdelaziz M ThabetAbdelaziz M Thabet

    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of ADHD and mental health problems among preschool Palestinian children. Method: The sample consisted of 398 randomly selected preschool children with their mothers and teachers. Children were rated using SDQ and ADHD for parents and teachers. Results: The results showed that 28.4% of the children according to mothers displayed psychiatric morbidity. Among the four categories of mental health problems, 45.8% reported conduct, 14.2% reported emotional problems, 46% reported peer relationships problem, 33.8% reported hyperactivity, and 15.1% reported pro-social problems. Boys were more hyperactive than girls. According to mothers report, 31.3% of children met the DSM-IV criteria for inattentive type, 36.3% of children were hyperactive-impulsive, and 29% met criteria for combined type. The results showed boys had more attention.. View More»

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