ADHD, Depression, and Adolescents’ Cognitive Functioning (1 CE)
Number of credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Counselors
Course By: Rachel Schoor, PhD
Course Content: Roy, A., Oldehinkel, A. J., & Hartman, C. A. (2017). Cognitive functioning in adolescents with self-reported ADHD and depression: Results from a population-based study. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 45(1), 69-81. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-016-0160-x
Course Description: This study examined differences in cognitive functioning among adolescents with ADHD or depression, only, those with both disorders, and individuals with neither disorder. Linear mixed effects modeling was utilized to assess cognitive functioning differences between groups and across timepoints. Compared to adolescents without ADHD, the ADHD only group initially exhibited longer response time variability which later declined, while the ADHD and depression group exhibited higher reaction times for working memory maintenance at follow-up. Therefore, adolescent ADHD appears to be associated with worse cognitive functioning and lower reaction time variability, while co-morbid ADHD and depression is associated with worse working memory maintenance.
- Identify the main purpose of the study and the methods related to the cognitive differences between adolescents with ADHD, depression, comorbid ADHD/depression, and those with neither disorder.
- Interpret the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings.
- Evaluate the study’s strengths, limitations, and implications.
- Read and understand Cognitive functioning in adolescents with self-reported ADHD and depression: Results from a population-based study
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to cognitive functioning in adolescents with ADHD and/or depression
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the ways in which cognitive functioning differs in adolescents with ADHD and/or depression, compared to adolescents with neither disorder.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|