Symptom properties as a function of ADHD type: an argument for continued study of sluggish cognitive tempo.

@article{McBurnett2001SymptomPA,
  title={Symptom properties as a function of ADHD type: an argument for continued study of sluggish cognitive tempo.},
  author={Keith McBurnett and Linda J. Pfiffner and Paul J Frick},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={207-13}
}
Inconsistent alertness and orientation (sluggishness, drowsiness, daydreaming) were reported to accompany Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) without Hyperactivity in DSM-III. Such Sluggish Cognitive Tempo items were tested in the DSM-IV Field Trial for ADHD, but were discarded from the Inattention symptom list because of poor negative predictive power. Using 692 children referred to a pediatric subspecialty clinic for ADHD, Sluggish Tempo items were re-evaluated. When Hyperactivity-Impulsivity… CONTINUE READING
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