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Do attention deficits influence IQ assessment in children and adolescents with ADHD?
J Atten Disord. 2009 May; 12(6):551-62.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To characterize the relationship between IQ and attention deficits in children with ADHD and to estimate the inattention-related mean influence on IQ when children are tested before stimulant drug treatment has been initiated.

METHOD

Studies of various methodologies are reviewed.

RESULTS

Correlation studies show mostly weak associations between IQ scores and attention deficits. Meta-analyses report the average short-term stimulant treatment effect on IQ in children with ADHD to be 2 to 7 IQ points.

CONCLUSION

The associations between IQ and attention deficits in ADHD are generally modest, with the mean influence on IQ probably amounting to 2 to 5 IQ points. This may serve as a benchmark when clinicians interpret the validity of IQ in this clinical population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Copenhagen University Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Center Bispebebjerg, Copenhagen NV, Denmark. jrj01@bbh.regionh.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18815437

Citation

Jepsen, Jens Richardt M., et al. "Do Attention Deficits Influence IQ Assessment in Children and Adolescents With ADHD?" Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 12, no. 6, 2009, pp. 551-62.
Jepsen JR, Fagerlund B, Mortensen EL. Do attention deficits influence IQ assessment in children and adolescents with ADHD? J Atten Disord. 2009;12(6):551-62.
Jepsen, J. R., Fagerlund, B., & Mortensen, E. L. (2009). Do attention deficits influence IQ assessment in children and adolescents with ADHD? Journal of Attention Disorders, 12(6), 551-62. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054708322996
Jepsen JR, Fagerlund B, Mortensen EL. Do Attention Deficits Influence IQ Assessment in Children and Adolescents With ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2009;12(6):551-62. PubMed PMID: 18815437.
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