Giulia Crisci, Agnese Capodieci, Irene C. Mammarella

Children with Symptoms of ADHD: Relationship between Internalizing Problems and Social Skills

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Keywords: ADHD; Social Skills; Internalization Problems; Teachers; Peer Problems.

Children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have often co-morbidities, such as relational difficulties and internalizing problems. This study aims to analyze the relationship between ADHD symptoms, social abilities and internalizing problems. Children aged between 7 and 10 years and their teachers were presented with some self-report questionnaires. The results show an agreement between teacher and child assessments on classmates' social skills. It also emerges that relational difficulties mediate between ADHD symptoms and internalizing disorders. Suggestions for the clinical intervention with children with ADHD symptoms that also show social and/or internalizing disorders are discussed.

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