Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Childhood Epilepsy in Ramathibodi Hospital and Related Factors

  • ภัทรพร ปานดี Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.
  • คมสันต์ เกียรติรุ่งฤทธิ์ Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.
  • สัญชัย กุลาดี Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • ชัยยศ คงคติธรรม Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • ภัทรพร วิสาจันทร์ Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.
  • สุดาวรรณ จุลเกตุ Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; epilepsy; ADHD; risk factors

Abstract

Objective : To study the prevalence of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
in pediatric patients with epilepsy and factors related to attention-deficit/ hyperactivity
symptoms and epilepsy at Ramathibodi hospital.
Methods : A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at epilepsy clinic,
Ramathibodi hospital. Parents of children with epilepsy were asked to answer the
demographic questionnaire and ADHD screening test (SNAP-IV). Seizure characteristics
were collected by medical record review.
Results : From the hundred patients (0.6:0.4, male: female), whose mean age was 10.21,
30 % (n=30) had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Of the latter group, 43.33 %
(n=13) were of combined-presentation. Comorbidity with autism spectrum disorders
(ASD) and younger paternal age were found to be associated factors of ADHD symptoms
in epilepsy patients, none of the epilepsy-related factors is significantly associated with
ADHD symptom.
Conclusion : The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms in patients at
Ramathibodi hospital with epilepsy is higher than the general population. However,
most of the risk factors are similar to the general patients with ADHD.

Published
2019-03-28
How to Cite
ปานดีภ., เกียรติรุ่งฤทธิ์ค., กุลาดีส., คงคติธรรมช., วิสาจันทร์ภ., & จุลเกตุส. (2019). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Childhood Epilepsy in Ramathibodi Hospital and Related Factors. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 64(1), 33-44. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/180509