ERIC Number: EJ1038429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
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Reference Count: 45
ADHD Symptoms Moderate the Relation between ASD Status and Internalizing Symptoms in 3-6-Year-Old Children
Wilson, Beverly J.; Manangan, Christen N.; Dauterman, Hayley A.; Davis, Heather N.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n6 p1347-1356 Jun 2014
The current study sought to understand the relation between diagnostic status (autism spectrum disorders [ASD] versus typically developing) and internalizing problems in children with and without co-occurring attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Participants were 88 children, ages 3:0-6:11, their parents and teachers. Findings indicated that ADHD symptoms moderated the relation between diagnostic status and depressive and somatic symptoms. High ADHD symptoms in children with ASD were associated with increased depressive and somatic symptoms compared to children with typical development. Findings suggest poor prognostic outcomes for children with ASD and co-occurring ADHD symptoms and highlight the need for early identification and targeted intervention.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Problems, Identification, Depression (Psychology), Clinical Diagnosis, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation, Early Intervention, Young Children, Toddlers
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