Systematic review on educational implications of ASD and ADHD comorbidity

  • Jennifer Rico-Moreno Generalitat de Catalunya. Departamento de Educación.
  • Raúl Tárraga-Mínguez Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar. Universidad de Valencia.
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, comorbidity, DSM-5, education

Abstract

The recent publication of DSM-5, introduces as novelty to accept the comorbidity between the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This article reviews previous researches that have study this comorbidity. A total of 40 investigations were reviewed, establishing 7 different themes. The results of this review showed that the presence of ADHD in ASD increased the severity of autistic symptoms and that its comorbidity was associated with higher rates of disruptive behaviors, parental stress, poorer quality of life and poor social skills.

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Published
28-07-2016
How to Cite
Rico-Moreno, J., & Tárraga-Mínguez, R. (2016). Systematic review on educational implications of ASD and ADHD comorbidity. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(3), 810-819. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.3.217031
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Clinical and Health Psychology