Komorbid ADHD: implikasjoner for behandling av angstlidelser hos barn og unge

Comorbid ADHD: Implications for the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents

Halldorsdottir, T. Ollendick, T. H.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Despite high comorbidity rates and potential clinical implications, the influence of co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on outcomes of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for anxious youth remains poorly understood. In this qualitative review, the current literature on the influence of comorbid ADHD on CBT of youth with diverse anxiety disorders is explored. Peer-reviewed studies examining ADHD, at the diagnostic and symptom level, received highest priority. In addition, inasmuch as some studies did not isolate the effects of ADHD from other disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs: oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorders), studies with the three DBDs were explored as well. Ten studies met our specified methodological criteria. Findings are discussed in relation to the following two factors: type of anxiety disorder and measurement of ADHD (diagnostic or symptom level) in these studies. There was evidence that youth with a variety of anxiety disorders and with co-occurring ADHD fared worse than their counterparts without ADHD. Additionally, grouping ADHD with other DBDs tended to obscure the negative impact of ADHD on treatment outcomes. Additional research is needed to delineate the influence of comorbid ADHD specifically on treatment outcomes for the various anxiety disorders. Clinical implications of treating anxious youth with comorbid ADHD are explored. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).

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Behandling og hjelpetiltak


Psykiske vansker og lidelser


Angst og engstelighet (inkl. både vansker og lidelse)


Andre problemer

Komorbiditet (psykiske lidelser)


Psykologiske behandlingsmetoder

Kognitiv atferdsterapi, atferdsterapi og kognitiv terapi


Barn i skolealder (6-12 år)

Ungdom (13-18 år)

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