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(p. 113) Emotion Regulation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

(p. 113) Emotion Regulation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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(p. 113) Emotion Regulation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Blossom Fernandes

, Roseann Tan-Mansukhani

, and Cecilia A. Essau

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10.1093/med:psych/9780198765844.003.0006
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date: 21 October 2018

Chapter 6 describes emotion dysregulation features which are associated with children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In ADHD adaptive emotion regulation processes are impaired; this negatively impacts the individual’s ability to flexibly select, attend, and appraise emotionally evocative stimuli. This is identified as emotion dysregulation, which occurs when individuals fail to alter emotional states that affect behaviours necessary for achieving one’s goals. This review also examines the relationship between executive functions and emotion dysregulation in ADHD. Successful modulation of emotion occurs as a result of intact executive functions; however, ADHD is characterized by poor executive functions as a result of deficits in the prefrontal cortical networks. Along with describing neural mechanisms associated with ADHD, this review also focuses on the development of emotion dysregulation, clinical implications and current interventions.

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