Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Music and Education
Research papers

The Profile of Children Diagnosed with ADHD in Bihor County. Descriptive Data

Published April 30, 2021
Ioana Drugas
University of Oradea, Romania
Adrian Hatos
University of Oradea, Romania
Marius Drugas
University of Oradea, Romania
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Drugas, I., Hatos, A., & Drugas, M. (2021). The Profile of Children Diagnosed with ADHD in Bihor County. Descriptive Data. Central European Journal of Educational Research, 3(1), 98–111. https://doi.org/10.37441/cejer/2021/3/1/9356

Although the topic of the profile of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is important for those involved in therapy or teaching, we found very few studies focusing on Romanian populations, and those targeting the North-Western region (Bihor County) are even fewer. ADHD is the most common childhood disorder (Aman et al., 1998), and it is important not only to know and understand the symptoms, but also to pay attention to the cultural specificity of the ADHD diagnosis, if it is possible. We conducted a documentary analysis, aiming to identify the profile of children diagnosed with ADHD in Bihor County and in this regard, we analyzed 196 files registered at the Municipal Hospital from Oradea in 2015. We focused on the demographic data, the symptoms, the comorbid disorders, the treatments, the school environment and type. Our findings confirmed that boys diagnosed with ADHD are more numerous than girls, and we also found significant differences between children depending on their ADHD core symptoms.