Per Hove Thomsen

What Predicts a Good Adolescent to Adult Transition in ADHD? The Role of Self-Reported Resilience

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  • Jorun Schei, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norge
  • Torunn Stene Nøvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norge
  • Per Hove Thomsen
  • Stian Lydersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norge
  • Marit S Indredavik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norge
  • Thomas Jozefiak, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norge

OBJECTIVE: ADHD is a disorder associated with impairment and comorbid psychiatric problems in young adulthood; therefore, factors that may imply a more favorable outcome among adolescents with ADHD are of interest.

METHOD: This study used a longitudinal design to assess whether adolescent personal resilience characteristics during adolescence protected against psychosocial impairment, depression, and anxiety 3 years later. Self-reported protective factors were used as baseline measures in the assessment of 190 clinically referred adolescents with ADHD. A semi-structured diagnostic interview was performed at the follow-up.

RESULTS: In a group of youth with ADHD, personal resilience characteristics were associated with better psychosocial functioning in young adulthood, and less depression and anxiety.

CONCLUSION: Although further research is needed, these results indicate that personal resilience characteristics may be protective factors in the transitional period from adolescence to early adulthood.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Attention Disorders
Antal sider15
ISSN1087-0547
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StatusUdgivet - 2018

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