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},

Characterizing Creative Thinking and Creative Achievements in Relation to Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Previous research on ADHD and ASD has mainly focused on the deficits associated with these conditions, but there is also evidence for strengths. Unfortunately, our understanding of potential

Creativity in the Predominantly Inattentive and Combined Presentations of ADHD in Adults

The ADHD-C group reported higher self-rated creativity than other groups and made more original drawings paired to more abstract titles in the figural TTCT than controls, associated with higher degrees of ADHD symptoms rather than poorer inhibition.

A qualitative and quantitative study of self-reported positive characteristics of individuals with ADHD

Research in Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has had a clear focus on treatment and the dysfunction in specific situation associated with the condition. However, self-report,

The Advantage of Disadvantage: Is ADHD Associated with Idea Generation at Work?

ABSTRACT Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) afflicts approximately 2.5% of adults. People who experience symptoms associated with this disorder tend to also experience a host of negative

Annual Research Review: Perspectives on progress in ADHD science - from characterization to cause.

This review provides a selective and focused survey of the scientific field of ADHD, providing personal perspectives on what constitutes the scientific consensus, important new leads to be highlighted, and the key outstanding questions to be addressed going forward.

The interplay of ADHD characteristics and executive functioning with the GPA and divergent thinking of engineering students: A conceptual replication and extension

Characteristics of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive functioning difficulties have been found to correspond with poorer academic outcomes on the one hand and enhanced

Musical Performance in Adolescents with ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia—Behavioral and Neurophysiological Aspects

Research has shown that dyslexia and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (AD(H)D) are characterized by specific neuroanatomical and neurofunctional differences in the auditory cortex. These

Prepulse Inhibition and P50 Suppression in Relation to Creativity and Attention: Dispersed Attention Beneficial to Quantitative but Not Qualitative Measures of Divergent Thinking

The current study investigated whether lower sensory and sensorimotor gating were related to higher levels of creativity and/or attentional difficulties in a natural population of primary school

Genes, brain dynamics and art: the genetic underpinnings of creativity in dancing, musicality and visual arts

The genetic exploration of artistic creativity may provide useful knowledge on cognition, behavior and brain function, and enable targeted and personalized art therapy in health and disease.

Focusing on cognitive potential as the bright side of mental atypicality

This work suggests to train not only the impaired function but on the function that might have benefitted or that may benefit from the lesser neural competition of the dysfunctional system, using the testing-the-limits approach.



Medication and creativity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

It is suggested that it is important to take into account the impact that MPH might have on the creative potential of a child with ADHD to develop a more accurate evaluation and to develop better treatment plans.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, creativity, and the effects of methylphenidate.

The data suggest that, when measured nonverbally, the creative thinking performance of boys with ADHD is not superior to that of peers who do not have ADHD, and prescribed therapy did not influence performance on this measure of creative thinking.

Novelty-seeking trait predicts the effect of methylphenidate on creativity

It is found that among healthy individuals NS can be seen as a predictor of the effect of MPH on creativity, and the role of the dopaminergic system in creativity is highlighted.

An Investigation into the Relationship Among ADHD Symptomatology, Creativity, and Neuropsychological Functioning in Children

  • D. HealeyJ. Rucklidge
  • Psychology
    Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
  • 2006
Results showed that 40% of the creative children displayed clinically elevated levels of ADHD symptomatology, but none met full criteria for ADHD, and for all other cognitive measures the creative group with ADHD symptoms outperformed the ADHD group.

Creative Thinking in Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The ADHD group exhibited selective cognitive advantages and disadvantages by demonstrating an enhanced ability in overcoming the constraining influence of examples, but a reduced capacity to generate a functional invention during an imagery task.

Creativity and Mental Illness: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and creativity: ever the twain shall meet?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the existing label for one of the most prevalent and vigorously studied conditions in child psychology. It is seen as a developmental neurocognitive

The Relationship Between ADHD and Creativity

ADHD is one of the most prevalent and vigorously studied psychiatric conditions in child psychology. Yet, despite the large amount of research into this disorder, a number of myths have arisen over