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ADHD Studies in Saudi Arabia


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Below is a curated list of published studies related to different aspects of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Saudi Arabia. If you know of any publications in or about ADHD in KSA that you believe should be included here, please let us know.

You can also find a list of review articles, and a chronological list of related publications, and a list of related theses that have been made available online.


TitleJournal NameYearFirst Author
Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and comorbid psychiatric and behavioral problems among primary school students in western Saudi ArabiaSaudi Medical Journal2018AlZaben, F aten
Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Saudi Arabia A Preliminary Prevalence ScreeningEuropean Journal of Special Education Research2018Maajeeny, H assan
Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among primary school-children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2015-2016International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine2017Albatti, T urki
Neurobehavioral outcomes of school-age children born preterm: a preliminary study in the Arabic communityJournal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine2016Alqahtani, M ohammed
A Descriptive Study of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Sabia City, Saudi Arabia.International Journal of Current Research and Review2013Abu Taleb, R aed
Prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder among Primary School Students in Jeddah city, KSALife Science Journal2013Homidi, M oayyad
Pattern of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders among patients consulting publicly-funded child psychiatric clinics in Saudi ArabiaEastern Mediterranean Health Journal2012Al-Habeeb, A
Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms in female schoolchildren in Saudi ArabiaAnnals of Saudi Medicine2012Jenahi, E lham
Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder in school-aged children in Saudi ArabiaEuropean journal of pediatrics2010Alqahtani, M ohammed
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among male primary school children in Dammam, Saudi Arabia: prevalence and associated factorsJournal of the Egyptian Public Health Association2008Al-Hamed, J amal
Co-morbidity and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Saudi ArabiaEaster Mediterranean Health Journal2003Al-Haidar, F atima
A survey of a child psychiatry clinic in a teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia: Clinical profile and cross-cultural comparisonSaudi Medical Journal1996Abur Rahim, F ath El-Aleem


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Awareness and Attitudes

TitleJournal NameYearFirst Author
Knowledge and Attitude of Female Teachers Toward ADHD at Elementary Schools, Jeddah, KSA, 2017International Annals of Medicine2019Basudan, M anal
Knowledge, attitude, and performance of primary healthcare physicians in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia about attention deficit hyperactivity disorderJournal of Family and Community Medicine2018Al_Ahmari, A yedh
Knowledge and Attitude of Male Primary School Teachers about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaJournal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine2018Alfageer, H amzah
ADHD Awareness Among Medical StudentsWorld Journal of Research and Review2017Qashqari, H ebah
Saudi Arabian Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs about ADHDJournal of the International Association of Special Education2014Abed, M ohaned


TitleJournal NameYearFirst Author
Appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using the AGREE II Instrument: A systematic reviewPLoS ONE2019Amer, Y asser
A screening tool for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children in Saudi ArabiaAnnals of Saudi Medicine2009Hassan, A hmad
Assessment of Pediatricians Need for Training in Child PsychiatryJournal of Family and Community Medicine2008Al-Osaimi, F ahad

Language & Communication

TitleJournal NameYearFirst Author
Verbal Output Profile in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderCommunication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids2017Al-Dakroury, W ael
The Comorbidity between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Arabic Speech Sound DisorderAdvances in Language and Literary Studies2016Hariri, R uaa
The Possible Impact of Interlocutor Familiarity on Verbal Interaction in Children with ADHD30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin2016Al-Dakroury, W ael
The Acquisition of Discourse Markers in Arabic First Language Acquisition: A Case Study of a Saudi ADHD ChildThe Online Journal of Counselling and Education2012Alahmadi, M ona

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