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ERIC Number: EJ1007738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Parents Psychopathology of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Margari, Francesco; Craig, Francesco; Petruzzelli, Maria Giuseppina; Lamanna, Annalinda; Matera, Emilia; Margari, Lucia
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n3 p1036-1043 Mar 2013
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder with extremely complex etiology, not yet well defined but certainly multi-factorial. This study investigated the possible etiopathogenetic role of ADHD symptoms and psychopathology disorders in parents of children with ADHD. We present a case-control study of parents of 50 children affected by ADHD and of 45 healthy children, matched to age and gender. Parents of ADHD children reported higher levels of ADHD symptoms, depressive disorders and Depressive Personality Disorders than parents of healthy children. Mothers displayed greater presence of depression, while fathers showed problems concerning alcohol use. The occurrence of ADHD symptoms, psychopathology and personality disorders in parents highlights the importance to integrate the treatment programs in the ADHD children with the screening and treatment for psychopathological symptoms of the parents. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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