ADHD symptoms: recent publications

Study: Adults with Subclinical ADHD Experience Greater Impairment After Sleep Deprivation

January 20, 2021Sleep deprivation causes greater impairment in attentional regulation and emotional control among adults with subclinical ADHD symptoms than it does among those with low ADHD symptoms, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.1 “Subclinical” refers to symptoms of ADHD not severe, numerous, prevalent, or debilitating enough to merit a diagnosis, according to the DSM-5.The study included 180 participants ages 17-45 without an ADHD diagnosis who were assessed for inattentiveness and emotional instability, and then randomly assigned to receive a night of normal sleep or total sleep deprivation.

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