Behavioral inhibition, sustained attention, and executive functions: constructing a unifying theory of ADHD.

@article{Barkley1997BehavioralIS,
  title={Behavioral inhibition, sustained attention, and executive functions: constructing a unifying theory of ADHD.},
  author={Russell A Barkley},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1997},
  volume={121 1},
  pages={
          65-94
        }
}
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comprises a deficit in behavioral inhibition. A theoretical model is constructed that links inhibition to 4 executive neuropsychological functions that appear to depend on it for their effective execution: (a) working memory, (b) self-regulation of affect-motivation-arousal, (c) internalization of speech, and (d) reconstitution (behavioral analysis and synthesis). Extended to ADHD, the model predicts that ADHD should be associated with secondary… CONTINUE READING

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