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Both diagnostics criteria’s are very similar in the way of symptoms, however the ICD-10 rules out co-morbidity and pervasiveness. With the ICD-10 symptoms have to be present before the age of 7 and children must show symptoms which are from 3 categories:- Inattention (6 out of 9), Overactivity(3 out of 5) and Impulsivity (1 out of 4)...
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The DSM-IV on the other hand only has two domains as they combined the last two shown in the ICD-10 into one:- Inattention (6 out of 9) and Hyperactivity/Impulsivity (6 out of 9). The DSM-IV allows for subtypes of ADHD, if all criteria’s are met from both domains they than are then classified as the combined type, if only Inattention is met (6/9) they are then classified as predominantly Inattentive and if only Hyperactivity/Impulsivity is met (6/9) they are diagnosed predominantly hyperactive/impulsive...
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