Journal article

Behavioral sleep problems and internalizing and externalizing comorbidities in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Kate Lycett, Emma Sciberras, Fiona K Mensah, Harriet Hiscock

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


Behavioral sleep problems are common in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as are internalizing and externalizing comorbidities. The prevalence of these difficulties and the extent to which they co-exist in children with ADHD could inform clinical practice, but remains unclear. Therefore, we examined the association between sleep problems and internalizing and externalizing comorbidities in children with ADHD. Children aged 5-13 years were recruited from 21 pediatric practices across Victoria, Australia (N = 392). Internalizing and externalizing comorbidities (none, internalizing, externalizing, co-occurring) were assessed by the telephone-administered Anxiety Dis..

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Funding Acknowledgements

KL is supported by a Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) Postgraduate Health Scholarship. ES, FM and HH are supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Early Career Development Awards (Grants 1037159, 1037449) and Career Development Award (Grant 607351), respectively. All aspects of the RCT involving children with moderate/severe sleep problems at baseline, including follow-up, are funded by a NHMRC (Grant 607362). All aspects of the cohort study involving children with no/mild sleep problems at baseline are funded by MCRI. MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. KL, ES, FM, HH conceived the study. KL coordinated the study and conducted the analysis under the supervision of FM. KL had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. All authors contributed to the writing of the manuscript. We thank all families and pediatricians for taking part in the study. We also thank the Sleeping Sound research team for making this study possible.