Deficient Social Problem-Solving in Boys With ODD/CD, With ADHD, and With Both Disorders

Dr Matthys and Van Engeland are with the Department of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Waitek Matthys; Juliane M. Cuperus; Herman Van Engeland

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Dr Matthys and Van Engeland are with the Department of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Dr Cuperus is with the Institute for Children With Auditory and Communicative Handicaps
  • When ODD/CD boys and ODD/CD+attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder boys were given the opportunity to select a response from various types of responses shown, they selected an aggressive response more often than normal controls
  • In ADHD boys social problem-solving was affected only in encoding and in the generation of responses, whereas in ODD/CD and ODD/CD+ADHD boys social problem-solving was affected throughout the process
  • For the further study of social problem-solving in aggressive children, it is essential to differentiate between children with ADHD and children with ODD/CD and ODD/CD+ADHD
  • Lockman for his comments on a draft of this article

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