Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd ) Essay

714 Words Sep 21st, 2016 3 Pages
General purpose of the study:

Previous studies have suggested that the symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) vary across the lifespan, but little research evidence exists regarding how ADHD manifests in emerging adults (such as college students). This study seeks to extend the current research base by examining a new set of diagnostic criteria in the college student population at the University of Wyoming, among other universities, with the aim of establishing ADHD criteria that are age appropriate for this age group.

II. Procedure:

You will be asked to a few details about yourself (such as age and education level) and to assess the extent to which ADHD and other problematic conduct (such as oppositional or delinquent behaviors) occurred for your child during his or her elementary-school years and within the past six months. We are interested in your perspective, as a parent or guardian, because past research has shown that the opinions of children and their parents differ regarding these behaviors, and having both sets of data will help us to better evaluate our new, proposed set of adult ADHD criteria. The researchers also are examining whether ADHD symptoms and impairment differ between men and women. In addition, you will be asked about how you felt about your parenting skills and about being a parent while your child/student participant was growing up in your home. Please note that your child has voluntarily provided us…

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