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Development and prediction of hyperactive symptoms from 2 to 7 years in a population-based sample.

Authors
  • Romano, Elisa
  • Tremblay, Richard E
  • Farhat, Abdeljelil
  • Côté, Sylvana
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2006
Volume
117
Issue
6
Pages
2101–2110
Identifiers
PMID: 16740853
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For the majority of children, the frequency of hyperactive symptoms decreased or remained low from 2 to 7 years. However, 7 children in 100 were classified as having high initial levels of hyperactive symptoms that persisted over time. Several prenatal and early postnatal risk factors identified these children, although additional variables will need to be identified to accurately predict high and persistent hyperactivity. Findings suggest that preventive interventions could target high-risk families during pregnancy and early childhood.

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