Assessing the Magnitude of Risk for ADHD in Offspring of Parents with ADHD: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis

Mai Uchida, Haley Driscoll, Maura DiSalvo, Aarya Rajalakshmim, Marco Maiello, Vincenza Spera, Joseph Biederman

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Abstract

The main aim of this study was to examine the body of knowledge on the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in “high-risk” children whose parents are diagnosed with ADHD. This knowledge could aid early identification for children presenting with ADHD symptoms at a young age. We conducted a systematic search of the literature assessing high-risk children. Included were original articles published in English with the main aim to assess prevalence of ADHD in high risk children. In addition, a meta-analysis was conducted to examine this prevalence. Four articles met our inclusion and exclusion criteria all suggesting an increased prevalence of ADHD in children of parents with ADHD. The meta-analysis also confirmed the increased prevalence of ADHD in high-risk children. The literature indicates that children of ADHD parents have an increased risk of developing ADHD compared to control children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1943-1948
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Volume25
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • diagnosis
  • familial risk

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