European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 1997; 6(3):142-150
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 6, No. 3, 1997, pp. 142-150, "Is there a comorbid relationship between hyperactivity and emotional psychopathology?", P. McArdle, G. O'Brien, I. Kolvin. © Steinkpoff Verlag 1997.
Some of the early literature implied that emotional disorders were almost incompatible with hyperactivity in childhood. The paper addresses this issue using a large epidemiological data base of two cohorts of 7- & 8-year-old and 11- & 12-year-old children from the North of England. There are two themes, first, the paper reports on the prevalence of emotional symptoms and disorder among hyperactive children. Second, it explores the co-occurrence of hyperactivity and emotional psychopathology according to whether the hyperactivity is situational or pervasive and according to the age of the child.