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Screening for ADHD in an Adult Social Phobia Sample
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547, E-ISSN 1557-1246, Vol. 16, no 8, 645-649 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Recent studies have suggested a link between a primary anxiety disorder and ADHD. Method: A total of 39 participants with a primary diagnosis of social phobia were compared with 178 patients with ADHD and 88 patients with other psychiatric disorders on measures for childhood and adult ADHD (the Wender Utah Rating Scale and the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale). Results: Childhood symptoms of ADHD were reported by 7.8% of the social phobia participants, and 5.1% scored within the range of adult ADHD. The social phobia group reported significantly fewer ADHD symptoms than both of the comparison groups, who frequently reported social anxiety. Conclusion: Participants with social phobia recruited from the general population are less likely to suffer from ADHD. In contrast, patients with ADHD and patients with other psychiatric disorders appear to be likely to suffer from social anxiety.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 16, no 8, 645-649 p.
Keyword [en]
ADHD, Adult Social Phobia, Wender Utah Rating Scale, Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80879DOI: 10.1177/1087054711423623ISI: 000309577300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-80879DiVA: diva2:558059
Note

The study was supported by grants from the St Göran Psychiatric Clinic Foundation, the Söderström-Königska Foundation, the Wallenius Foundation, Centre for Health Care Science at Karolinska Institutet, and the Torsten and Ragnar Söderbergs Foundation. Financial support was also provided through the regional agreement on medical training and clinical research (ALF) between Stockholm County Council and the Karolinska Institutet.

Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-10-01 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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