The specificity of clinical characteristics in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a comparison with patients with borderline personality disorder.

@article{Dowson2004TheSO,
  title={The specificity of clinical characteristics in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a comparison with patients with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Jonathan H. Dowson and Andrew McLean and Evangelos Bazanis and Brian Toone and Sarah K. Young and Trevor W. Robbins and Barbara J. Sahakian},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={72-8}
}
Characteristics of DSM-IV attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults can also be found as part of other psychiatric disorders. This study investigated the specificity of adult ADHD features in relation to patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), a syndrome which shares some of its intrinsic features with ADHD and often co-occurs with ADHD. A group of 20 adult patients selected on the basis of a diagnosis of ADHD and 20 patients selected on the basis of a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING

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