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ADHD Studies in Saudi Arabia

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 full list of related publications in chronological order, as well as a list of related theses that have been made available online.

Prevalence

TitleJournal NameYearFirst AuthorCityDetails
Assessment of School Health in Saudi Arabia: The Path to Improved Future Students Health. (Implications of the Saudi School Health Program)Journal of Public Health and Disease Prevention2022

Al-Shewear, N ora

National
Medical and psychiatric comorbidity in the patients with intellectual disability in a rehabilitation setting, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaAcademic Journal of Health Sciences2022

Hayat, A alia

Majmaah
Prevalence and Correlates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among College Students in Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences2022

Alghamdi, W aleed

Jeddah
Prevalence of mental disorders by sex among Hera General Hospital patients over the past 10 yearsJournal of Medical Research and Innovation2021

Albokhari, A mmar

Mecca
The Prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Among Elementary School Children: The Effect of Certain Demographic VariablesMIER Journal of Educational Studies Trends and Practices2020

Zagzoog, T agreed

Jeddah
Twelve-month prevalence and severity of mental disorders in the Saudi National Mental Health SurveyInternational Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research2020

Altwaijri, Y asmin

National
Prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children Attending Paediatric Endocrine Clinic at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaIndo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences2019

Al-Haidar, F atima

Riyadh
Prevalence of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among medical students in Riyadh CityInternational Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries2019

Alrahili, N ader

Riyadh
Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Saudi Arabia A Preliminary Prevalence ScreeningEuropean Journal of Special Education Research2018

Maajeeny, H assan

National
Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and comorbid psychiatric and behavioral problems among primary school students in western Saudi ArabiaSaudi Medical Journal2018

AlZaben, F aten

Jeddah
Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among primary school-children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2015-2016International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine2017

Albatti, T urki

Riyadh
Neurobehavioral outcomes of school-age children born preterm: a preliminary study in the Arabic communityJournal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine2016

Alqahtani, M ohammed

Riyadh
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Ignored Disorder in Primary School Children in Arar, Northern Saudi ArabiaInternational Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR)2016

Aboel-Fetoh, N agah

Arar
Prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Children with Language Impairments and Speech DisordersInternational Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology2016

Hassan, A hmed

Jizan
A Pilot Study on the Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders among Saudi Children and Adolescents: a Sample from a Selected Community in Riyadh CityThe Arab Journal of Psychiatry2015

Al-Modayfer, O mar

Riyadh
A Descriptive Study of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Sabia City, Saudi Arabia.International Journal of Current Research and Review2013

Abu Taleb, R aed

Jizan
Prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder among Primary School Students in Jeddah city, KSALife Science Journal2013

Homidi, M oayyad

Jeddah
Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms in female schoolchildren in Saudi ArabiaAnnals of Saudi Medicine2012

Jenahi, E lham

Alkhobar
Pattern of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders among patients consulting publicly-funded child psychiatric clinics in Saudi ArabiaEastern Mediterranean Health Journal2012

Al-Habeeb, A

Riyadh
Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder in school-aged children in Saudi ArabiaEuropean journal of pediatrics2010

Alqahtani, M ohammed

Assir
The Comorbidity of ADHD in the General Population of Saudi Arabian School-Age ChildrenJournal of Attention Disorders2010

Alqahtani, M ohammed

Asir
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among male primary school children in Dammam, Saudi Arabia: prevalence and associated factorsJournal of the Egyptian Public Health Association2008

Al-Hamed, J amal

Dammam
Emotional and Behavioral Problems Among Male Saudi Schoolchildren and Adolescents: Prevalence and Risk FactorsGerman Journal of Psychiatry2004

Abdel-Fattah, M oataz

Taif
Co-morbidity and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Saudi ArabiaEaster Mediterranean Health Journal2003

Al-Haidar, F atima

Riyadh
A survey of a child psychiatry clinic in a teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia: Clinical profile and cross-cultural comparisonSaudi Medical Journal1996

Abur Rahim, F ath El-Aleem

Riyadh

Awareness and Attitudes

TitleJournal NameYearFirst AuthorCityDetails
Knowledge and Attitude of Saudi Primary Teachers Towards Students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Albaha RegionNeuroQuantology2022

Almilaibary, A bdullah

Albaha
Parental Attitudes and Beliefs toward Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh CityPsych2022

Alrahili, N ader

Riyadh
Knowledge and attitude of Attention‐Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among male primary school teachers, in Riyadh City, Saudi ArabiaJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care2021

Alanazi, F ahad

Riyadh
Elementary School Teachers’ Knowledge Regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Ha’il CityHail Journal of Health Sciences2020

ALJadani, A hmed

Hail
Schoolteachers’ Knowledge of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder—Current Status and Effectiveness of Knowledge Improvement Program: A Randomized Controlled TrialInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health2020

Alshehri, A bdullah

Abha
Elementary School Counselors’ Level of Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Case of the North Border Region of Saudi ArabiaInternational Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR)2020

Alshammari, N awaf

Northern Borders
Awareness and knowledge of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among medical students of Qassim University in Saudi ArabiaJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care2020

Alsuhaibani, M ohammed

Qassim
Awareness and Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among the Population of Hail, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Medical Journal for Students2020

Al-Bluwe, A hlam

Hail
Saudi mothers’ perception of their children with attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder in Dammam, Al‐Qatif, and Al‐Khobar cities, Saudi ArabiaJournal of Family and Community Medicine2020

Al-Mohsin, Z ainab

Dammam
Efficacy of Teachers’ In‐Service Training for Increasing Their Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Eastern Region, Saudi ArabiaInternational Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research2020

Melhem, T ariq

Dammam
Saudi Arabian Pre-Service Special Education Teachers Knowledge of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Global Journal of Health Science2019

Al-Hwaiti, M ohammed

Mecca
Knowledge and Attitude of Female Teachers Toward ADHD at Elementary Schools, Jeddah, KSA, 2017International Annals of Medicine2019

Basudan, M anal

Jeddah
Knowledge and Attitude of Female Teachers Toward ADHD at Elementary Schools, Jeddah, KSA, 2017International Annals of Medicine2019

Basudan, M anal

Jeddah
Effect of Educational Program on Elementary School Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Classroom Management Techniques Regards Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInternational Journal of Studies in Nursing2018

Alabd, A sma

Hail
Elementary school teachers’ knowledge of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorderJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care2018

Al-Moghamsi, E sra’a

Medina
Knowledge and Attitude of Male Primary School Teachers about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaJournal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine2018

Alfageer, H amzah

Riyadh
Effect of Educational Program on Elementary School Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Classroom Management Techniques Regards Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInternational Journal of Studies in Nursing2018

Alabd, A sma

Hail
Knowledge, attitude, and performance of primary healthcare physicians in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia about attention deficit hyperactivity disorderJournal of Family and Community Medicine2018

Al-Ahmari, A yedh

Asir
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Knowledge and Perception of Dental Care ProvidersJournal of Oral Health and Dental Management2017

Al Nowaiser, A beer

Jeddah
ADHD Awareness Among Medical StudentsWorld Journal of Research and Review2017

Qashqari, H ebah

Jeddah
Awareness of Saudi Population in Madina Region About Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in ChildrenInternational Journal of Advanced Research2017

Alghamdi, K haled

Medina
The Need for Teaching Strategies for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at Saudi Arabian SchoolsInternational Journal of Scientific Research in Science & Technology2016

Kamal, M anal

Jeddah
How do parents view psychological assessment and intervention for their children with ADHD in Saudi Arabia?Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy2016

Alqahtani, M ohammed

Riyadh
Cross-National Comparisons of Teachers’ Knowledge and Misconceptions of ADHDInternational Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation2016

Sciutto, M ark

Riyadh
The Impact of Parents’ Medication Beliefs on ADHD ManagementIndian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science & Research2015

Alqahtani, M ohammed

Riyadh
How teachers’ knowledge of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder makes difference in doctors’ diagnostic decisions and management?Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences2015

Khalil, M ohamed

Dammam
The Knowledge and Beliefs Concerning ADHD Held by parents of children with ADHD in Saudi ArabiaAyer2015

Abed, M ohaned

Jeddah
Behavioral Problems Associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Students As Perceived by Elementary School Teachers in RiyadhJournal of Educational Sciences2015

Abaoud, A bdulrahman

Riyadh
The knowledge and beliefs concerning attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) held by children with ADHD in Saudi ArabiaTurkish International Journal of Special Education and Guidance Counseling2014

Abed, M ohaned

Jeddah
Knowledge and Misperceptions Towards Diagnosis and Management of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) among primary school and kindergarten female teachers in Al-Rusaifah district, Makkah City, Saudi ArabiaInternational Journal of Medical Science and Public Health2014

Munshi, A reej

Mecca
Saudi Arabian Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs about ADHDJournal of the International Association of Special Education2014

Abed, M ohaned

Jeddah
Knowledge and attitude of Saudi teachers of students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder towards traumatic dental injuriesDental Traumatology2014

Pani, S harat

Riyadh
Teachers’ Knowledge and Misconceptions of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderPsychology2013

Alkahtani, K eetam

Riyadh
Enhancement the Awareness of Family Care givers Caring their Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder of the General Administration of Intellectual Education Centers in the city of AbhaJournal of American Science2013

Zaki, R ania

Abha
Effectiveness of Health Educational Program on Parents’ Coping Strategies and their Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderJournal of Novel Applied Sciences2013

Al-Mahmoud, S ana

Dammam
Challenging Gifted Children and the Phenomenon of AD/HD: A Qualitative Study of Teachers’ and Parents’ Perceptions in a Saudi Arabian Primary SchoolAustralasian Journal of Gifted Education2010

Alamiri, F aisal

Jeddah
Assessment of Pediatricians Need for Training in Child PsychiatryJournal of Family and Community Medicine2008

Al-Osaimi, F ahad

Riyadh

Diagnosis

TitleJournal NameYearFirst AuthorCityDetails
Adapting evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Saudi Arabia: process and outputs of a national initiativeChild and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health2021

Bashiri, F ahad

Appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using the AGREE II Instrument: A systematic reviewPLoS ONE2019

Amer, Y asser

Riyadh
The Diagnosis of ADHD and [ASD] in Children with Language Delay in Saudi Arabia: The Impacts and ConsequencesJournal of Mental Disorders and Treatment2018

Alshammary, A dil

A screening tool for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children in Saudi ArabiaAnnals of Saudi Medicine2009

Hassan, A hmad

Riyadh
Assessment of Pediatricians Need for Training in Child PsychiatryJournal of Family and Community Medicine2008

Al-Osaimi, F ahad

Riyadh

Language & Communication

TitleJournal NameYearFirst AuthorCityDetails
The Diagnosis of ADHD and [ASD] in Children with Language Delay in Saudi Arabia: The Impacts and ConsequencesJournal of Mental Disorders and Treatment2018

Alshammary, A dil

Verbal Output Profile in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderCommunication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids2017

Al-Dakroury, W ael

Riyadh
The Possible Impact of Interlocutor Familiarity on Verbal Interaction in Children with ADHD30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin2016

Al-Dakroury, W ael

Riyadh
Prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Children with Language Impairments and Speech DisordersInternational Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology2016

Hassan, A hmed

Jizan
The Comorbidity between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Arabic Speech Sound DisorderAdvances in Language and Literary Studies2016

Hariri, R uaa

Riyadh
The Acquisition of Discourse Markers in Arabic First Language Acquisition: A Case Study of a Saudi ADHD ChildThe Online Journal of Counselling and Education2012

Alahmadi, M ona

Riyadh

Review Articles

TitleJournal NameYearFirst AuthorCityDetails
Appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using the AGREE II Instrument: A systematic reviewPLoS ONE2019

Amer, Y asser

Riyadh
ADHD Research in Arab Countries: A Systematic Review of LiteratureJournal of Attention Disorders2016

Alkhateeb, J amal

Amman
Systematic review of the epidemiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Arab countriesNeurosciences2015

Alhraiwil, N ajla

Riyadh
Special Education in Saudi Arabia: History and Areas for ReformCreative Education2015

Aldabas, R ashed

Current State of Psychiatry in Saudi ArabiaInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine2013

Koenig, H arold

Jeddah
ADHD in the Arab World : A Review of Epidemiologic StudiesJournal of Attention Disorders2009

Farah, L ynn

Lebanon
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, diagnostic and treatment perspectivesSaudi Medical Journal2001

Al-Ghamdy, Y asser

Buraidah