Does level of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder symptoms predicts poor transition into adulthood?

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Title
Does level of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder symptoms predicts poor transition into adulthood?
Journal
International journal of public health
Author(s)
Baggio S., Studer J., Fructuoso A., Grazioli V.S., Heller P., Wolff H., Gmel G., Perroud N.
ISSN
1661-8564 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1661-8556
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
64
Number
2
Pages
165-172
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Transition into adulthood is a risky period for young people with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but empirical studies on this topic are scarce. This study investigated the association between the level of ADHD symptoms and transition into adulthood.
Data were collected in the Cohort Study of Substance Use and Risk Factors among a representative sample of young Swiss men (n = 4681) over three waves. Measures included the level of ADHD symptoms and emerging adulthood assessed with the Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood and indicators of successful transition into adulthood.
The level of ADHD symptoms was associated with a lower success in the transition into adulthood. Young people with high level of ADHD symptoms had a reduced increase in indicators of successful transition over time. Inattention symptoms were more strongly associated with emerging adulthood measures in comparison with hyperactive symptoms.
The level of ADHD symptoms may delay the transition into adulthood, especially inattentive symptoms. Providing tailored interventions to emerging adults with ADHD symptoms may decrease the substantial impairments adults with ADHD experience in life.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior/psychology, Adult, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/complications, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/physiopathology, Cognition Disorders/complications, Cognition Disorders/physiopathology, Cohort Studies, Humans, Male, Risk Assessment/methods, Risk Factors, Substance-Related Disorders/etiology, Substance-Related Disorders/psychology, Switzerland, Young Adult, Functional impairment, Health care, IDEA, Mental health
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