Peer problems in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Current status and future directions
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2008
Copyright © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews
Special Issue: ADHD and Modifiers of the Syndrome: Influences on Educational Outcomes
Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 320–324, 2008
How to Cite
McQuade, J. D. and Hoza, B. (2008), Peer problems in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Current status and future directions. Dev Disabil Res Revs, 14: 320–324. doi: 10.1002/ddrr.35
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2008
- Manuscript Received: 9 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 OCT 2008
- peer relationships;
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
- social problems
This article extends previous reviews regarding the peer problems of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in several ways. In addition to summarizing past and current literature regarding the social behaviors of children with ADHD, these behaviors are discussed in terms of subtype and gender differences and treatment implications. Given limited effectiveness of treatment options, whether it be medication, behavioral modification, or social skills training, there is a need to examine additional factors that may contribute to the social impairment of children with ADHD. Therefore, this review focuses on potential neuropsychological deficits, biased perceptions of social ability, and deficits in encoding and processing social information that may contribute to the social impairment of children with ADHD. These topics are discussed both in terms of their contribution to our understanding of the peer problems of children with ADHD and as potential avenues for future research. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Dev Disabil Res Rev 2008;14:320–324.