publication . Doctoral thesis . 2000

Symptom Dimensions and Neurocognitive Functioning in Adult ADHD

Butcher, Andrew Timothy;
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  • Published: 13 Jul 2000
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Ongoing controversies regarding the clinical and nosological status of ADHD in adults emphasize the need for studies examining whether <i>DSM-IV</i> ADHD symptom dimensions and subtypes identified in research with children are valid for adults. Firm symptom criteria validated by data from adult samples have not been developed. Moreover, many clinic-referred adults present with attentional complaints and exhibit symptoms, neurocognitive weaknesses, and secondary problems similar to those seen in ADHD. However, data are mixed regarding the profile of neurocognitive deficits involved in adult expressions of ADHD, and it is unknown whether patterns of weakness in ne...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: symptom dimensions, diagnostic utility, adult ADHD, neuropsychological functioning, discriminant validity, secondary impairment
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