hyperkinetic disorder


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hyperkinetic disorder

1. A brain-based motor system disorder characterized by excessive involuntary movements and some amount of hypotonia. The classic hyperkinetic disorder is Huntington's disease.
2. The British term for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD), or hyperkinetic disorder, is used to describe children who have three main kinds of problems:
It could cover conduct disorders, or hyperkinetic disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Thirteen per cent of those surveyed were reported to wet the bed and children with hyperkinetic disorders were more likely to do so (29% compared with 10%) than children with no mental health disorder.
They cover general issues in hyperkinetic disorders, tremor syndromes, dystonia syndrome, chorea syndromes, myoclonus syndromes, ataxias, and other hyperkinetic disorders.
6 per cent of kids - 4539 - are diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders.
This volume provides valuable insights into hyperkinetic disorders related mainly to basal ganglia and pathology.
Methamphetamine abuse has been implicated in the onset of hyperkinetic disorders including chorea.