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Assessment of the Relationship between Self-Reported Cognitive Distortions and Adult ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Hopelessness
Psychiatry research
  • Craig Strohmeier, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Brad Rosenfield, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Robert A. DiTomasso, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • J. Russell Ramsay
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Abstract
The current chart review study examined the relationship between self-reported cognitive distortions, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, and co-occurring symptoms of depression and anxiety in a clinical sample of adults diagnosed with ADHD. Thirty subjects completed inventories measuring cognitive distortions, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness as part of the standard diagnostic evaluation protocol used in a university-based outpatient clinic specializing in adult ADHD. A series of correlational analyses were conducted to assess the relationship between self-reported cognitive distortions, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. Results indicated a significant, positive correlation between self-reported cognitive distortions and ADHD. Responses to individual items on the measure of cognitive distortions were tabulated to identify the prevalence of specific cognitive distortion categories, with Perfectionism emerging as the most frequently endorsed. Further clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
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This article was published in Psychiatry research.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.02.034.

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Citation Information
Craig Strohmeier, Brad Rosenfield, Robert A. DiTomasso and J. Russell Ramsay. "Assessment of the Relationship between Self-Reported Cognitive Distortions and Adult ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Hopelessness" Psychiatry research (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_ditomasso/42/