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ADHD Combined Type and ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type Are Distinct and Unrelated Disorders
Psychology Faculty Publications
  • Richard Milich, University of Kentucky
  • Amy C. Balentine, University of Kentucky
  • Donald R. Lynam, Purdue University
Abstract
We comprehensively reviewed research assessing differences in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) subtypes to examine the possibility that ADHD/ combined type (ADHD/Q and ADHD/predominantly inattentive type (ADHD/I) are distinct and unrelated disorders. Differences among subtypes were examined along dimensions identified as being important in documenting the distinctiveness of two disorders. These include essential and associated features, demographics, measures of cognitive and neuropsychological functioning, family history, treatment response, and prognosis. Important differences among subtypes were found in several areas of study, supporting the conclusion that ADHD/C and ADHD/I may best be characterized as distinct disorders. We identify major limitations of the available research and present future directions for research.
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
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Notes/Citation Information

This article was made available online May 11, 2006.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
10.1093/clipsy.8.4.463
Citation Information
Richard Milich, Amy C. Balentine and Donald R. Lynam. "ADHD Combined Type and ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type Are Distinct and Unrelated Disorders" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/donald_lynam/4/