Creativity and ADHD: A review of behavioral studies, the effect of psychostimulants and neural underpinnings

  title={Creativity and ADHD: A review of behavioral studies, the effect of psychostimulants and neural underpinnings},
  author={Martine Hoogman and Marije Stolte and Matthijs Baas and Evelyn H. Kroesbergen},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a debilitating disorder and most research therefore focuses on its deficits and its treatment. Research on the potential positive sides of ADHD is limited, and although a comprehensive overview of empirical studies on this subject is missing, it has been suggested that ADHD is associated with enhanced creativity. To identify important relations, trends and gaps in the literature, we review 31 behavioral studies on creativity and ADHD… 
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An Investigation into the Relationship Among ADHD Symptomatology, Creativity, and Neuropsychological Functioning in Children
  • D. Healey, J. Rucklidge
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
  • 2006
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