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Differences in heterosocial behavior and outcomes of ADHD-symptomatic subtypes in a college sample.
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PMID:  12821877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to explore heterosocial relational outcomes in a college-aged sample showing symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Using questionnaires and a behavioral observation task, dating, sexual, and social outcomes were examined in three groups: 24 non-ADHD controls, 27 ADHD-Combined (ADHD/C) Type, and 13 ADHD-Primarily Inattentive (ADHD/IA) Type. The ADHD/IA group showed a consistent pattern of passivity and inexperience and was perceived relatively negatively by female confederates, whereas the ADHD/C group reported increased sexual drive and early dating experience. The effects of externalizing comorbidity differed by DSM-IV ADHD subtype. These findings indicate that ADHD-symptomatic adults differ by DSM-IV subtype in the manifestation of heterosocial deficits. Results suggest specific and divergent types of psychosocial intervention with ADHD/C versus ADHD/IA clients.
W H Canu; C L Carlson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of attention disorders     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1087-0547     ISO Abbreviation:  J Atten Disord     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-24     Completed Date:  2003-10-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9615686     Medline TA:  J Atten Disord     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
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MeSH Terms
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / epidemiology*,  psychology*
Interpersonal Relations*
Middle Aged
Self Concept
Sexual Behavior / psychology
Social Environment
Students / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*

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