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Decision Making in Adults With ADHD
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547, E-ISSN 1557-1246, Vol. 16, no 2, 164-173 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: This study examined decision-making competence in ADHD by using multiple decision tasks with varying demands on analytic versus affective processes.

Methods: Adults with ADHD and healthy controls completed two tasks of analytic decision making, as measured by the Adult Decision-Making Competence (A-DMC) battery, and two affective decision tasks (the Balloon Analog Risk Task and the lowa Gambling Task).

Results: Although a majority of the ADHD participants were tested under medication, they showed impairments in both types of task. However, logistic regression analysis showed that the applying-decision-rules task of the A-DMC battery was the only significant predictor of ADHD status.

Conclusions: These findings suggested that ADHD is associated with impaired decision making in tasks involving a significant degree of cognitive control. Although both deliberative and affective neurocognitive systems probably contributed to ADHD-related problems in decision making, the findings underlined the involvement of prefrontally mediated executive functions. (J. of Att. Dis. 2012; 16(2) 164-173)

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Thousand oaks, USA: Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 16, no 2, 164-173 p.
Keyword [en]
decision making, executive functioning, ADHD
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Psychology Psychiatry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52171DOI: 10.1177/1087054709360494ISI: 000299170200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-52171DiVA: diva2:504014
Available from: 2012-02-17 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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