Executive functions and developmental psychopathology.

  title={Executive functions and developmental psychopathology.},
  author={B. Pennington and S. Ozonoff},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={37 1},
  • B. Pennington, S. Ozonoff
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • In this paper, we consider the domain of executive functions (EFs) and their possible role in developmental psychopathologies. We first consider general theoretical and measurement issues involved in studying EFs and then review studies of EFs in four developmental psychopathologies: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder (CD), autism, and Tourette syndrome (TS). Our review reveals that EF deficits are consistently found in both ADHD and autism but not in CD (without… CONTINUE READING
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