Tuesday, February 27, 2007

ScienceDaily: Extreme Personality Poses Risk Of ADHD, Conduct Disorder

ScienceDaily: Extreme Personality Poses Risk Of ADHD, Conduct Disorder

FSU psychology professors Jeanette Taylor and Chris Schatschneider, FSU doctoral student Kelly Cukrowicz and University of Minnesota Professor William Iacono found that children with ADHD or conduct disorder had more negative emotions - aggressiveness, tension and feelings of being exploited, unlucky or poorly treated - and lower constraints - a tendency to break rules and engage in thrill-seeking behavior - than children with neither of the disorders. Not surprisingly, those children who have both ADHD and conduct disorder had the most extreme personality profiles.

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