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Study: Children with ADHD and Strong Social Skills Feel More Resilient, Less Stressed

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March 10, 2021Children with ADHD and stronger social skills exhibit greater self-esteem — reporting that they feel more resilient, demonstrate higher behavioral competence, and exhibit greater prosocial attitudes — than do children with lower social skills, according to a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.1  While substantial research exists detailing the negative impacts of ADHD across multiple domains, little focus has been given to studying positive personality factors in children with ADHD — and this study aimed to do so by focusing on strength-based factors.Participants included 64 children, aged 8-12 years, who had been diagnosed with ADHD.

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