Case study – assessing a child with a childhood trauma and hyperactive behaviour

Hyperactivity disorders include the ones characterised by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The number of children with a hyperactivity disorder (as defined by ICD-10) is likely lower than the number of children with ADHD (as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as hyperactivity disorders have a more restrictive set of criteria.