Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and nonsuicidal self-injury among veterans with complex psychiatric presentations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Prior research suggests a possible association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in veterans. However, this association has not yet been replicated. The present study sought to replicate and expand upon this association in a gender-balanced sample of veterans (N = 124), more than half of whom had a lifetime history of NSSI. Contrary to hypotheses, adult ADHD symptoms were not associated with NSSI history or disorder. Instead, our findings suggest that disorders characterized by negative affect may have greater utility for predicting NSSI versus those characterized by impulsivity. Further research in epidemiological samples is needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Evans, MK; Grove, JL; Patel, TA; Gromatsky, M; Calhoun, PS; Beckham, JC; Kimbrel, NA

Published Date

  • August 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 314 /

Start / End Page

  • 114618 -

PubMed ID

  • 35660965

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7123

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114618


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland