Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Parenting styles in children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2014; 24: Supplement S249-S249
Read: 554 Published: 17 February 2021

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate mothering in a sample of 58 children with ADHD, and 30 without ADHD and relation between ADHD symptoms, child’s characteristics, ADHD subtype, comorbidity and parenting styles.

Methods: All ADHD and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses were assessed by semi-structured standardized interviews. Children reported on the Parenting Style Inventory and their mothers reported on The Parental Attitude Research Instrument about mother’s parenting style. Conners’ Teacher and Parent Rating Scales were used to assess ADHD symptom severity.

Results: The results showed that ADHD group obtained less affection/care and more control from the mothers than those without ADHD. Child’s hyperactivity and oppositional defiant behavior symptoms were significantly correlated with decreased maternal affection/care and increased maternal controls; child’s conduct problems were significantly correlated with maternal overprotection.

Conclusion: Our findings suggested that childhood ADHD diagnosis was associated with impaired maternal process

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