Executive functions and ADHD in adults: evidence for selective effects on ADHD symptom domains.

@article{Nigg2005ExecutiveFA,
  title={Executive functions and ADHD in adults: evidence for selective effects on ADHD symptom domains.},
  author={Joel T. Nigg and Gillian M Stavro and Mark Ettenhofer and David Z. Hambrick and Torri W Miller and John M. Henderson},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={706-17}
}
Dual-process models of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggest that both executive functioning and regulatory functions (e.g., processing speed) are involved and that executive function weaknesses may be associated specifically with symptoms of inattention-disorganization but not hyperactivity-impulsivity. Adults aged 18-37 (105 with ADHD, 90 controls) completed a neuropsychological battery. The ADHD group had weaker performance than did the control group (p<.01) on both… CONTINUE READING
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