Inhibitory processes in adults with persistent childhood onset ADHD.

  title={Inhibitory processes in adults with persistent childhood onset ADHD.},
  author={J. Nigg and K. Butler and Cynthia L. Huang-Pollock and J. Henderson},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={70 1},
  • J. Nigg, K. Butler, +1 author J. Henderson
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • The theory that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) stems from a deficit in an executive behavioral inhibition process has been little studied in adults, where the validity of ADHD is in debate. This study examined, in high-functioning young adults with persistent ADHD and a control group, 2 leading measures of inhibitory control: the antisaccad task and the negative priming task. ADHD adults showed weakened ability to effortfully stop a refle ve or anticipated oculomotor response… CONTINUE READING
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