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ERIC Number: EJ805647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Decision Making in Children with ADHD Only, ADHD-Anxious/Depressed, and Control Children Using a Child Version of the Iowa Gambling Task
Garon, Nancy; Moore, Chris; Waschbusch, Daniel A.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v9 n4 p607-619 2006
Objective: The goal of this study is to investigate decision making in children with ADHD using a child version of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). The effect of internalizing symptoms is also of interest. Method: Twenty-one children with ADHD (high anxiety/depression and no anxiety/depression) are compared to an age- and sex-matched control group on the gambling task. Children in the ADHD-alone group demonstrate impaired performance on the IGT. In contrast, children in the control group and the ADHD-anxiety/depression group learn to choose more from the advantageous decks over time. Results: These findings of impaired decision making in children with ADHD parallel findings of real-life decision-making problems in this population. Conclusion: Furthermore, the findings suggest that having a high number of internalizing symptoms leads to better performance for children with ADHD on this variant of the IGT. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada