The association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with socioeconomic disadvantage: alternative explanations and evidence
Kelly, Susan E.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
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Studies throughout Northern Europe, the United States and Australia have found an association between childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and family socioeconomic disadvantage. We report further evidence for the association and review potential causal pathways that might explain the link.
ESRC’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula
addresses: ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) & Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK.
OnlineOpen Article. This is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. This journal is available online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1469-7610
Vol. 55, Iss. 5, May 2014 pp. 436–445