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The Impact of Internalizing Symptoms on Impairment for Children With ADHD: A Strength-Based Perspective.

Authors
  • Bethune, Sarah C1
  • Rogers, Maria A2
  • Smith, David1
  • Whitley, Jess1
  • Hone, Michael3
  • McBrearty, Natasha3
  • 1 University of Ottawa, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 2 Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 3 Crossroads Children's Mental Health Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Attention Disorders
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
26–37
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10870547221115874
PMID: 35924282
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the influence of internalizing symptoms on functional impairment for children with ADHD, and whether child strengths and parenting strengths have moderating effects on this relationship. Participants included 209 children with ADHD and their caregivers seeking mental health services between the ages of 5 and 11 years. To examine the moderating effects of parenting and child strengths, ordinary least squares regression models were tested using the PROCESS macro for SPSS (v3.5). Results suggest that levels of internalizing symptoms influence functional impairment in children with ADHD. Child strengths moderate the relationship between internalizing symptoms and functional impairment when internalizing symptoms are medium to high. Findings from this study demonstrate that facilitating child strengths can help moderate functional impairment for children who experience ADHD and internalizing symptoms.

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