Developmental and subtype differences in behavioral assets and problems in children diagnosed with ADHD

Elizabeth J. Short, Lynn Fairchild, Robert L. Findling, Michael J. Manos

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Abstract

Objective: Developmental and subtype differences in behavioral assets and problems were examined in 318 children newly diagnosed with ADHD. Method: Three age groups were compared: 4 to 6.9 years (n = 95), 7 to 9.9 years (n = 136), and 10 to 15 years (n = 87); with two subtypes examined: inattentive (n = 151), and hyperactive/combined (n = 167). Data on assets and problems were obtained from parental questionnaires. Analyses were conducted for the assets and problems data with subtype and age as between group factors. Results: Younger children had more problems with hyperactivity, and the eldest group had more externalizing problems. The hyperactive/combined subtype exhibited more problems than the inattentive subtype. Also the younger group had more assets than the eldest group. Conclusion: Children who possessed greater assets had fewer behavioral problems, with assessment of assets and problems important in the diagnosis of ADHD. (J. of Att. Dis. 2007; 11(1) 28-36)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Behavioral assets
  • Behavioral problems
  • Developmental differences
  • Subtype differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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