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Characterizing Inattention and Hyperactivity: Associations Among Neuropsychological Measures
With the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are being revised substantially. Proposed DSM-V criteria may include better characterization of ADHD subtypes, including the symptomatology considered "sluggish cognitive tempo." Recent findings suggest that this constellation of symptoms may represent a unique aspect of neurocognitive functioning, separable from the inattentive or hyperactive/impulsive symptoms currently considered to characterize ADHD. However, there are few measures of the sluggish cognitive tempo construct and little work investigating the associations between the sluggish cognitive tempo construct and other measures of ADHD symptomatology or other neuropsychological measures. The proposed study will examine a measure of SCT and associations with current diagnostic measures used in clinical neuropsychological assessment. This study is a retrospective review of previously collected clinical data which will be deidentified for the purposes of this research.