Treatment response in CP/ADHD children with callous/unemotional traits

Sarah M. Haas, Daniel Waschbusch, William E. Pelham, Sara King, Brendan F. Andrade, Normand J. Carrey

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The current study examines the role of callous/unemotional (CU) traits in response to treatment among children with conduct problems (CP) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Fifty-four children with CP/ADHD and 16 controls (age=9.48, SD=1.58) took part in a summer treatment and research program. Simple correlations showed that CU and CP were associated with a number of treatment outcome measures. When examined together in regression analyses, CU and CP were uniquely associated with three treatment outcomes each (CU-improvement in social skills and problem solving, negative behaviors in time-out; CP-time-outs per day, peer ratings, peer dislike). The implications for these findings with regard to treatment response in children with CP/ADHD with and without CU traits are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-552
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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