Background of the Problem

  • C. Keith Conners


The largest single group of children at psychiatric clinics is made up of children with behavior and learning problems. Over the years such children have proved to be an enigma. As many as 60–70% of the clientele at child guidance clinics are referred because of problems in management by parents and teachers. Attempts to correct the children’s behavior by the usual means have failed; they seem to disregard punishment or praise, except in the short run. Rather than growing out of the problem, their difficulties in impulse control and learning persist into adulthood. Sometimes easily confused with the child who is merely undisciplined, close inspection reveals fundamental impairments in perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral functions that go beyond simple “brat behavior.”


Food Additive Learning Disor Hyperactive Child Scholastic Achievement Diet Diary 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Keith Conners
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  1. 1.Children’s Hospital National Medical CenterUSA

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