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ERIC Number: ED169728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 24
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Reference Count: 0
The Role of Hyperactive and Aggressive Symptomatology in Predicting Adolescent Outcome Among Hyperactive Children.
Milich, Richard; Loney, Jan
Research regarding adolescent outcome for hyperactive youngsters is reviewed. It is noted that hyperactive adolescents are at risk for a variety of academic, emotional, and societal difficulties which apparently develop regardless of whether the child was successfully treated with medication, even though short term studies have shown syptomatic relief. The authors believe that the reason for the seeming inconsistency is that neither the nature nor the degree of primary symptomatology plays a role in predicting adolescent outcome. It is felt that research effort might be more profitably spent investigating the role of such secondary variables as aggression (rather than concentrating on the effect of drug treatment) and determining whether intervention procedures directed specifically toward childhood aggression would improve the hyperactive adolescent's outcome. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Canada, August, 1978)