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Study: Risk-Taking Behavior May Predict ADHD, ODD in Children

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November 30, 2021Select measures of impulsivity and risk-taking in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are linked to symptoms of comorbid oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), according to a longitudinal study recently published in Frontiers in Psychiatry1 that examines the relationship between these disorders, reward-related dysfunctions, and other factors.Specifically, the study found that high approach motivation (the tendency to approach a rewarding stimulus while dismissing any associated threats or risks) in children might indicate a higher likelihood of developing comorbid symptoms of ADHD or ODD.

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