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CD, ODD, and ADHD: Chances of developing adolescent CD

First of all, I can’t believe there’s another Moulton that does ADHD research.  There aren’t that many Moultons out there…although I started a Facebook group for Moultons, and there are about 150 of us so far. 

Anyways, Dr. John Moulton and his team studied whether having childhood ADHD contributed to developing Conduct Disorder (CD) in adolescence.  The researchers found that, compared to a control group, having ADHD did, in fact, increase the chances of developing CD in adolescence.  In addition, even if a child had low scores on a measure of CD and ODD symptoms, it still had significance in developing CD in adolescence.   

Mannuzza, S., Klein, R.G., Abikoff, H., & Moulton, J.L. (2008).  Significance of Childhood Conduct Problems to Later Development of Conduct Disorder Among Children With ADHD: A Prospective Follow-Up Study.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32(5), 565-573.  

http://www.springerlink.com/content/rt26545664562554/

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 May 20th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on CD, ODD, and ADHD: Chances of developing adolescent CD

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.