ERIC Number: EJ1170911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Anxiety and Depression among College Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Cross-Informant, Sex, and Subtype Differences
Nelson, Jason M.; Liebel, Spencer W.
Journal of American College Health, v66 n2 p123-132 2018
Objective: This study examined symptoms of anxiety and depression among college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants: Data were collected between March 2011 and March 2016 from 150 college students with ADHD and 150 college students without ADHD. Method: Participants with ADHD were compared to a sex- and ethnicity-matched control group. For the ADHD group, parent and self-report of anxiety and depression were also compared. Results: College students with ADHD self-reported significantly higher anxiety and depressive symptoms than did students without ADHD. Scores on parent-report measures of anxiety and depressive symptoms were significantly higher than scores on self-report measures. Significant sex differences were found for participants with ADHD, with females showing higher depressive and anxiety symptoms than males. Parent-reported anxiety symptoms were higher for those with inattentive type ADHD compared to combined type ADHD. Conclusion: The current study highlights the importance of multi-informant assessment in ADHD evaluations for college-aged adults.
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Gender Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Scores, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Statistical Analysis
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