Executive dysfunction and delay aversion in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: nosologic and diagnostic implications.

@article{SonugaBarke2008ExecutiveDA,
  title={Executive dysfunction and delay aversion in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: nosologic and diagnostic implications.},
  author={E. Sonuga-Barke and J. Sergeant and J. Nigg and E. Willcutt},
  journal={Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          367-84, ix
        }
}
In this article the authors reflect on the role of executive function (EF) deficits and delay aversion (DAv) in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The authors, empirical review shows clearly that EF deficits and DAv are implicated in ADHD, although neither is necessary for ADHD nor specific to it. The constructs are somewhat dissociable from one another so that each may represent a distinctive feature associated with an ADHD subsample. The authors argue that… Expand
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