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ERIC Number: EJ843689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Inattentive Symptoms of ADHD Are Related to Evening Orientation
Caci, Herve; Bouchez, Jacques; Bayle, Franck J.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v13 n1 p36-41 2009
Objective: Morningness is a stable characteristic of individuals, related to impulsivity and novelty seeking. The evening orientation is a risk factor for psychiatric conditions such as depression and personality disorders. The authors hypothesized that adults suspected of having ADHD are more evening oriented than adults without ADHD. Method: Exploratory factor analyses were performed on the polychoric correlation matrices of the full Adult Self-Report Scale for ADHD (ASRS) and the Composite Scale of Morningness (CSM). Results: As expected, two factors for the ASRS--Inattention and Impulsivity-- Hyperactivity--and three factors for the CSM were retrieved. All three CSM factors correlated negatively with ASRS Inattention, none with ASRS Impulsivity--Hyperactivity. Conclusion: Inattention is more strongly related to eveningness than is Impulsivity--Hyperactivity, and therefore eveningness may constitute an endophenotype of the predominantly inattentive subtype of ADHD. These findings need to be replicated in a patient population with a standardized assessment of sleep quality. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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