Background: To investigates executive functioning in Conduct disorder with comorbid ADHD.
Methods: Participants were adolescent males with ADHD, CD with comorbid ADHD and healthy controls. Executive functioning were assessed using Go/No go task, Iowa gambling test and selected tests from CANTAB.
Results: During the SWM test, CD+ADHD group had the tendency to revisit boxes with a token compared to controls. CD+ADHD patients had a significantly higher total error compared to controls in ID/ ED set shift. They also needed more moves in SOC compared to controls and solved a signifi antly lower number of problems compared to ADHDs and controls. They had a lower delay time for choosing risky cards of Iowa.
Conclusion: CD+ADHD is associated with a broad range of defi cits in executive functioning, compared to healthy controls as well as group with ADHD. ADHD group seem to have an intermediate performance compared to CD+ADHD and control groups in several measures.
Keywords: Adolescent; Conduct disorder; Executive function; Attention dficit hyperactivity disorder; Neuropsychological tests
Published on: Apr 8, 2017 Pages: 13-20
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