Arab Paediatric Medical Congress will focus on Neurobehavioral Disorders

Dubai, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) : Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood brain disorders affecting up to 7% internationally, and can continue through adolescence and adulthood, Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and over-activity. These symptoms can make it difficult for a child with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with other children or adults, or finish tasks at home.

“Children suffering ADHD must receive medical care, or this disorder can lead to difficult in study with a possibility of not completing academic study which happens in most cases. Furthermore, children with ADHD are susceptible to depression because they can’t make friends easily. Some studies have indicated that in the absence of treatment of this disorder at an early stage can lead to substance abuse in adulthood including drug and tobacco abuse as well as violent tendencies”. Said Dr. Adel Karrani, President of Emirates Medical Association Psychiatry Society, Medical Director, Director of Residency Program, American Centre Psychiatry and Neurology, UAE.

Dr. Karrani, will discuss at the Arab Paediatric Medical Congress taking place in Dubai from 26 – 28 February 2015, new approaches to the management of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and how correctly diagnose ADDADHD without overunder diagnosis, also the importance of resorting to medication as a last resort and ways to deal with ADDADHD in the classroom.

The leading event supported by the executive board of health ministers’ council for GCC states, Kurdistan paediatric association “KPA”, and Iraq pediatric society. The programme is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, The American Hospital Dubai, The Portland Hospital, Pigeon, Heinz organic, and more.

The Arab Paediatric Medical Congress will feature educational case-studies, platform presentations, interactive workshops and networking sessions will provide a comprehensive review of current issues and recent aances in specific paediatric and neonatology areas, including: Nutrition, Ventilation, Infectious diseases, Gastroenterology, Allergies, Transplantation surgery and Adolescent medicine.

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SOURCE: Wam