Journal article

Do early internalizing and externalizing problems predict later irritability in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Melissa Mulraney, Nardia Zendarski, Fiona Mensah, Harriet Hiscock, Emma Sciberras

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Irritable mood is common in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Research to date has primarily comprised cross-sectional studies; thus, little is known about the antecedents of irritability. Furthermore, existing cross-sectional studies generally focus on the association between irritability and comorbidities and do not examine broader aspects of functioning. Finally, previous research has neglected to include child-report of irritability. This study aimed to address these gaps using data from a longitudinal study of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. METHOD: Children aged 5-13 years (mean = 10.2; standard deviation = 1.9) with attention-de..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study has been funded through a philanthropic grant from the Cripps Foundation, through the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI). N.Z. is funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a studentship. E.S. and F.M. are funded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowships in Population Health (#1037159 and #1037449). H.H. is funded by an NHMRC Career Development Award (#607351). MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.