Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and reactive versus proactive aggression across childhood and adolescence


Murray, A; Obsuth, I; Zirk-Sadowski, J; Ribeaud, Denis; Eisner, Manuel (2020). Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and reactive versus proactive aggression across childhood and adolescence. Journal of attention disorders, 24(12):1701-1710.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
Past research has provided some preliminary evidence that ADHD and reactive aggression have overlapping neurocognitive bases. Based on this, we tested the hypothesis that ADHD symptoms are closely coupled in developmental terms with reactive aggression, more so than with proactive aggression with which it has been postulated to be only indirectly linked.
METHOD:
We used latent growth curve analysis to estimate the developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and subtypes of aggressive behavior in a normative sample of 1,571 youth (761 female, 810 male) measured from ages 7 to 15.
RESULTS:
Individual ADHD trajectories were significantly and substantially correlated with individual trajectories in both aggressive subtypes; however, consistent with our hypothesis, the relation with reactive aggression was significantly stronger.
CONCLUSION:
Our study provides some of the first evidence for a differential relation between ADHD symptoms and aggression subtypes not only cross-sectionally but also in terms of their longitudinal developmental trajectories.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
Past research has provided some preliminary evidence that ADHD and reactive aggression have overlapping neurocognitive bases. Based on this, we tested the hypothesis that ADHD symptoms are closely coupled in developmental terms with reactive aggression, more so than with proactive aggression with which it has been postulated to be only indirectly linked.
METHOD:
We used latent growth curve analysis to estimate the developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and subtypes of aggressive behavior in a normative sample of 1,571 youth (761 female, 810 male) measured from ages 7 to 15.
RESULTS:
Individual ADHD trajectories were significantly and substantially correlated with individual trajectories in both aggressive subtypes; however, consistent with our hypothesis, the relation with reactive aggression was significantly stronger.
CONCLUSION:
Our study provides some of the first evidence for a differential relation between ADHD symptoms and aggression subtypes not only cross-sectionally but also in terms of their longitudinal developmental trajectories.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics

Altmetrics

Downloads

31 downloads since deposited on 08 Aug 2019
27 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Language:English
Date:1 October 2020
Deposited On:08 Aug 2019 12:20
Last Modified:11 Sep 2020 01:01
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:1087-0547
Additional Information:134
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054716666323
PubMed ID:27585832

Download

Green Open Access

Download PDF  'Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and reactive versus proactive aggression across childhood and adolescence'.
Preview
Content: Submitted Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF
Size: 985kB
View at publisher