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Évaluation neuropsychologique du trouble de l’attention avec ou sans hyperactivité (TDAH) chez l’adulte

Abstract : Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) is common in adults (estimated prevalence: 4.7%). DSMV diagnostic criteria are usually verified through the use of self or scales fallen by someone else, often retrospective, while attention assessment tests are not currently required despite their likely relevance. The objective of this study was to select the most discriminating tests in adult ADHD subjects from an extensive battery of standardized tests. This is a bicentric prospective study carried out at the University Hospital of Caen and Rouen. The patients had to have ADHD diagnosed in childhood. A group of healthy subjects and a group of dyslexics were also formed. Computerized (TAP, CAAS) and handwritten (BAMS, D2, Baddeley double task) attentional tests were offered over 2 mornings at a fixed time and order, as well as ASRS, psychiatric scales and neuropsychological and speech therapy tests. Five ADHD, 10 dyslexics and 22 controls were included. Group analysis found pathological sub-scores on the TAP battery and the D2 test. The individual analysis showed a pathological mean or standard deviation in sustained attention in TAP battery for 4 patients, greater slowness in SRT compared to CRT in CAAS for 3 patients, difficulties in D2 for 3 patients and BAMS for 2 patients. These results, although obtained from a small sample of subjects, suggest (1) that attentional assessment requires the use of multiple tests and (2) the need for a composite score to define attentional disorder.
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Agathe Grislain-Delachaussée. Évaluation neuropsychologique du trouble de l’attention avec ou sans hyperactivité (TDAH) chez l’adulte. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03377752⟩



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