Regulating Emotions in Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Is it a Matter of Time and Executive Control?

Annabelle Nankoo

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis investigated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, including emotion dysregulation (ED)in adults. Study 1 found that 17.3% of university undergraduates endorse clinically elevated ADHD symptoms, which are associated with poorer psychological functioning. Follow-up studies investigated whether commonly occurring neurocognitive deficits in adult ADHD account for ED. Findings revealed that abnormal temporal processing and poorer executive control (e.g., working memory, attention and inhibition) may enhance ED, both in young adults self-reporting ADHD symptoms and in diagnosed adults. This thesis advocates for rigorous examination of ADHD-like symptoms in adults whilst also progressing our understanding of factors implicated in the ADHD-ED association.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bell, Jason, Supervisor
  • Pestell, Carmela, Supervisor
  • Palermo, Romina, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date23 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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