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Clinical symptoms of ADHD and psychopathy in perpetrators.
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PMID:  23138194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ADHD and psychopathy are both associated with poor social adaptation and antisocial behavior. Previous studies have also suggested that ADHD and psychopathy share some symptomatology. The current study attempted to further uncover the relationship between ADHD and psychopathy in perpetrators by investigating the possibility of underlying common factors of ADHD and psychopathy using standardized instruments. Correlation analyses and principal component analyses were performed on ADHD-SB self-rating questionnaires and the PCL-SV from a population of 314 offenders. Further, subjects without ADHD, full ADHD and partially remitted ADHD according to DSM-IV were compared regarding psychopathic traits. ADHD and psychopathy rating scores were found to be correlated. Only psychopathic features related to unstable and antisocial lifestyle, but not related to affective features of psychopathy accounted to this association. Findings on the principal component analysis suggest that ADHD and psychopathy are unrelated on a symptomatic level, with the exception of impulsivity, which is a common feature that seems to combine both constructs.
Wolfgang Retz; Samir S T Boureghda; Petra Retz-Junginger; Florence Philipp-Wiegmann; Michael Rösler
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1866-6647     ISO Abbreviation:  Atten Defic Hyperact Disord     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101491944     Medline TA:  Atten Defic Hyperact Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Neurocenter-Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, Saarland University Hospital, 66421, Homburg, Saarland, Germany,
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