A longitudinal examination of neuropsychological and clinical functioning in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): improvements in executive functioning do not explain clinical improvement.

@article{Coghill2014ALE,
  title={A longitudinal examination of neuropsychological and clinical functioning in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): improvements in executive functioning do not explain clinical improvement.},
  author={David R Coghill and David Hayward and Sin{\'e}ad M. Rhodes and Chelsea Grimmer and Keith Matthews},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          1087-99
        }
}
BACKGROUND Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often, but not always, persists into adulthood. Investigations of the associations between clinical and biological markers of persistence can shed light on causal pathways. It has been proposed that compensatory improvements in executive neuropsychological functioning are associated with clinical improvements. This is the first study to test this hypothesis prospectively. METHOD The clinical and neuropsychological functioning of 17… CONTINUE READING

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