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(p. 74) Attention Deficit Disorder Psychosis 

(p. 74) Attention Deficit Disorder Psychosis
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(p. 74) Attention Deficit Disorder Psychosis
Author(s):

Jan Dirk Blom

, Marieke Niemantsverdriet

, Anke Spuijbroek

, and Sandra Kooji

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190245863.003.0006
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date: 25 November 2020

Attention deficit disorder psychosis is a little-known clinical phenomenon currently enjoying a modest revival of scientific attention. It is argued by some to not merely be a result of diagnostic comorbidity between psychosis and attention deficit disorder, but rather a diagnostic category in its own right with unique treatment implications. More specifically, a body of scientific literature has emerged which discusses the co-occurrence of psychotic symptoms and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder symptoms, which, in at least some cases, is attributed to a shared genetic vulnerability for both groups of symptoms. The similarities and difference between attention deficit disorder psychosis and schizophrenia also are discussed, as is what some might consider a counterintuitive treatment procedure involving the careful concurrent use of antipsychotics and psychostimulants.

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