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Temas em Psicologia

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OLIVEIRA, Clarissa Tochetto de  and  DIAS, Ana Cristina Garcia. Psychoeducation for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: what, how and who shall we inform?. Temas psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.26, n.1, pp. 243-261. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this study was to review scientific publications about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) psychoeducation. A systematic review of literature was performed in eight national and international databases (Scielo Brazil, Index Psi, Pepsic, Lilacs, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, Medline, and Scopus) using the combination of ADHD and psychoeducation as keywords. In total, 504 studies were found, although only 29 met the inclusion criteria. Afterwards, the information was organized into categories: the concept of psychoeducation, target population, focus of ADHD psychoeducation, variables related to ADHD psychoeducation, and the characteristics of intervention on ADHD psychoeducation. Results show that not all studies present the concept of psychoeducation adopted by the authors. In general, psychoeducation has focused on the relatives of people with ADHD and carried out as group sessions, lectures, and manuals. ADHD psychoeducation contributes to a better understanding of the disorder, treatment adherence, quality of life, and decreased symptoms of ADHD.

Keywords : Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; psychoeducation; literature review.

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