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ERIC Number: EJ836795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Effects of Comorbid ADHD with Learning Disabilities on Anxiety, Depression, and Aggression in Adults
McGillivray, J. A.; Baker, K. L.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v12 n6 p525-531 2009
Objective: ADHD and learning disabilities (LD) frequently coexist and there are indications that comorbidity may increase the risk of psychopathology. Method: The current study examined the gender distribution and frequency of comorbidity and its impact on the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety, depression, and aggression in a clinic sample of 80 adults with ADHD, aged 18 to 58 years. More individuals were diagnosed with ADHD+LD than ADHD only, with no difference in this distribution according to gender. Results: A factorial multivariate analysis of variance indicated that females with ADHD+LD displayed more cognitive depression than females with ADHD only and than males with ADHD+LD and ADHD only. However,individuals with ADHD only and individuals with ADHD+LD did not differ on overall anxiety, depression or aggression. Likewise, males and females did not differ on measures of psychopathology. Conclusion: This study lays the foundation for continued research into the characteristics and comorbidities of adults with ADHD. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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