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Toward a new psychometric definition of social disability in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
0890-8567
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
5
Pages
571–578
Identifiers
PMID: 8935203
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The psychometrically defined construct of social disability may identify children with ADHD who are at very high risk for severe social dysfunction and whose course and prognosis may vary from those of other children with ADHD. This subgroup of children with ADHD may be at heightened risk for poor outcome, and their identification may facilitate the development of clinical interventions aimed at ameliorating their specific difficulties.

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