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J Atten Disord. 2015 Dec 4. pii: 1087054715617533. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical Effects of ADHD Subtypes in Patients With Social Anxiety Disorder.

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1
Academy Social Phobia Center, Istanbul, Turkey ahmet_koyu@hotmail.com.
2
Zonguldak Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Zonguldak, Turkey.
3
Istanbul University, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our aim in this study is to evaluate the impacts of inattentive and combined types of childhood ADHD (ADHD-I, ADHD-C) in patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD).

METHODS:

A total of 142 adult outpatients with a primary diagnosis of SAD were included. All patients were assessed by using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I), Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL), ADHD module and a clinical and sociodemographic data form and scales were filled out.

RESULTS:

Childhood ADHD comorbidity rates was found to be 88 (62%) in patients with SAD, and 63 of these patients had the diagnosis of ADHD-I. ADHD-I group had higher scores of social anxiety and avoidance and had earlier onset of SAD than the ADHD-C group.

CONCLUSION:

The inattentive subtype of ADHD may have a more specific relationship with SAD than ADHD-C.

KEYWORDS:

attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; comorbidity; social anxiety disorder; social phobia

PMID:
26637843
DOI:
10.1177/1087054715617533

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