ERIC Number: EJ904232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Do Hyperactive Symptoms Matter in ADHD-I Restricted Phenotype?
Schmitz, Marcelo; Ludwig, Henrique; Rohde, Luis A.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v39 n6 p741-748 2010
The objective of the current study was to evaluate a proposed restrictive inattentive type of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by comparing clinical correlates among youths with ADHD inattentive type (ADHD-I) as a function of the number of hyperactivity symptoms presented (none vs. 3 or less) and controls (individuals without ADHD). The sample for this community-based study was comprised of youths aged 6 to 18 years from 12 public schools in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ADHD-I groups had lower levels of adaptive functioning (p less than 0.001) and a higher occurrence of familial ADHD (p less than 0.001) when compared with the controls. There was no significant difference between the two ADHD-I groups. Also, both ADHD-I groups had higher rates of oppositional defiant disorder than controls (p less than 0.001) without significant difference between them. For generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia, only the ADHD-I without HI group showed significant differences compared to controls. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Genetics, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety Disorders, Screening Tests, Measures (Individuals), Mental Disorders, Psychiatry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil