Evidence that response inhibition is a primary deficit in ADHD.

  title={Evidence that response inhibition is a primary deficit in ADHD.},
  author={Ericka L. Wodka and E Mark Mahone and Joanna G. Blankner and Jennifer C Gidley Larson and Sunaina Fotedar and Martha B. Denckla and Stewart H. Mostofsky},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={29 4},
The present study examined response inhibition in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; n = 58) and controls (n = 84) using three go/no-go tests -- one with high working memory demand (cognitive), one with low working memory demand (simple), and one with rewards and response costs (motivation linked) in which emphasis was on reward for responding to "go" stimuli. Results of a repeated measure analysis of variance showed a significant effect of diagnosis for errors of… CONTINUE READING