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Effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation after drug therapy on brain function and behavioral symptoms of children with ADHD in Ahvaz

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.6, No. 5)

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Page : 129-140

Keywords : Stimulants drugs; Cognitive assessment; Active memory; Children with hyperactivity disorder;

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Introduction: Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of curative drug therapy and cognitive rehabilitation on the active memory of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Ahvaz city. Method: The sample consisted of 45 from students with ADHD (two groups of 15 experimental and one control group of 15) who were selected by multi-stage random sampling. The research method was pre-test, post-test, and follow-up with the control group. For collecting data, questionnaires were used to test the prevalence of direct cultivars. Results: For analyzing the data, covariance analysis, Bonferron's post the pursuittest and SPSS software were used. The results of the study showed that cognitive rehabilitation has a different effect on the active memory of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in relation to drug therapy. In other words, the effect of cognitive rehabilitation on active memory was more effective than drug therapy, which has been continued in the follow-up phase of 1.5 months. Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that the treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by cognitive rehab has more and better effects for the treatment of chidren with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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