Journal article

An examination of the association between anxiety and social functioning in youth with ADHD: A systematic review

Caitlin Bishop, Melissa Mulraney, Nicole Rinehart, Emma Sciberras

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Although up to 50% of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) meet criteria for an anxiety disorder, it is unclear how comorbid anxiety influences social functioning for this population. Understanding the factors associated with social functioning in ADHD is important given the limited efficacy of existing social skills interventions for this population. This systematic review aimed to determine the association between anxiety and social functioning (social problems, peer status, and social skills/ competence) in children and adolescents with ADHD. A standardised search protocol was used, identifying 4807 articles for screening with 31 included in the final review. Anxi..

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