A multidimensional approach of impulsivity in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Title
A multidimensional approach of impulsivity in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Journal
Psychiatry Research
Author(s)
Lopez Régis, Dauvilliers Yves, Jaussent Isabelle, Billieux Joël, Bayard Sophie
ISSN
0165-1781
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
227
Number
2-3
Pages
290-295
Language
english
Abstract
We aimed to compare adult patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and matched controls on four dimensions of impulsivity (urgency, lack of premeditation, lack of perseverance, and sensation seeking) and to examine the association between impulsivity and ADHD symptoms. The study was conducted on 219 participants: 72 adult ADHD patients and 147 aged and gender matched controls. All participants completed questionnaires measuring the various facets of impulsivity (UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale), ADHD and depressive symptoms severity. Patients were also assessed for ADHD subtypes, mood disorders, and addictive behaviors. ADHD patients exhibited higher urgency, lower premeditation and lower perseverance in comparison to controls. Lack of perseverance showed the strongest association with ADHD (area under curve=0.95). Patients with combined inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive subtypes reported more frequently substance abuse problems and had higher scores on urgency and sensation seeking dimensions of impulsivity than those with predominantly inattentive subtype. We report for the first time a multidimensional evaluation of impulsivity in adult ADHD patients. The UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale may constitute a useful screening tool for ADHD in adults and may help to further understanding the psychological mechanisms underlying the differences between the ADHD subgroups.
Keywords
Adult, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Impulsivity, UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale
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