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A study regarding the interrelation between a good state of mind as an indicator of health state and psychotherapy in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Mitu Ana Mihaela, Davitoiu Ana Maria, Truta Elena, Stanciulescu Luminita, Ionica M.
Abstract: Throughout one year: 2013 – 2014, a lot of 50 children from the residential institution “SOS Satele Copiilor” Bucharest, was included in our research The children were distributed in two groups: Group A which consisted of 25 children (12 girls, 13 boys) who were not diagnosed with ADHD and Group B which consisted of 25 children (14 boys, 11 girls) who were diagnosed with ADHD. Initially, the two groups were subjected to a psychodiagnostic battery of tests, one of them being: “ Evaluating the Health State of children with ADHD questionnaire” elaborated by the study team, particularly for this research, with the purpose of highlighting the direct link between children’s health status and their ADHD symptoms. Subsequently, the children from group B benefited from a psychotherapy protocol which combined the strategies of the short term psychodynamic psychotherapy. The emotional wellbeing average values of the children from group B and group A were significantly different at the beginning of our program, whileat the end the difference were highly reduced based on the statistical analysis.

Keywords: ADHD, emotional wellbeing, health state assessment questionnaire


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