A pilot study on religiousness/spirituality and ADHD.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: The phenomena of religiousness and spirituality bear on issues of personal behavioral control and interpersonal relationships. Behavioral control and social relationships can be affected by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). AIM: The object ofthis pilot study was to explore possible connections between religiousness/spirituality and the clinical diagnosis ADHD. A group of adolescent psychiatric outpatients (n=117) completed the Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality. Clinical diagnosis was obtained from the clinic chart. RESULTS: Logistic regression modeling revealed no significant relation between the various dimensions of religiousness/spirituality and diagnosis of ADHD. CONCLUSIONS: The findings presented here are in need of replication but could add to clinical understanding of ADHD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dew, RE; Daniel, SS; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 507 - 510

PubMed ID

  • 18348425

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0334-0139

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1515/ijamh.2007.19.4.507


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany