Executive Functioning and Impairment in Emerging Adult College Students With ADHD Symptoms.
J Atten Disord. 2018 Aug 06;:1087054718787883
Authors: Dorr MM, Armstrong KJ
OBJECTIVE: To better understand current issues with adult ADHD assessment contributing to adult ADHD being under recognized and undertreated.
METHOD: This study examined the relationship between symptoms, impairment, and executive functioning (EF) in a college sample.
RESULTS: Among individuals screening negative for ADHD, those higher in EF experienced significantly less impairment than those lower in EF. Executive functioning was shown to have a negative relationship with impairment while ADHD symptomology was shown to have a positive relationship with impairment. In addition, impairment was significantly predicted by ADHD symptom level and EF, and there was a significant interaction between EF and ADHD symptom level in predicting impairment. However, high EF did not significantly protect against impairment in individuals reporting a significant level of ADHD symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Further research is needed to clarify the relationships between these variables in emerging adult college students.
PMID: 30078337 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]