Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Patterns of behavioral adjustment, academic functioning, and treatment utilization.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terry A. Ackerman, Professor and Chair (Creator)
Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Professor and Director of ADHD Clinic (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were compared with a control group on a comprehensive assessment battery. More ADHD teenagers had oppositional defiant disorder (68%) and conduct disorder (39%) and were rated as more impaired in social competence, behavioral and emotional adjustment, and school performance by parents and teachers than control teens. The ADHD youths, however, rated themselves as better adjusted than did their parents and teachers, differing only from controls in depressive symptoms and antisocial acts. Poorer performances in verbal learning and vigilance and greater ADHD behaviors during a math task also distinguished the ADHD from control teenagers. .1. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 1991, 30, 5:752-761.

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Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30, 752- 761
Language: English
Date: 1991
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Adolescents, Behavioral problems, Substance use

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