Aggressive Children with and without ADD/ADHD: A Comparison of Outcomes
Rony Tutian, Zipora Shechtman

Aggressive children with ADD/ADHD (n = 93) were compared to aggressive children with no such diagnosis (n = 81) following group treatment of 12 sessions, conducted by trained teachers. CBCL, TRF, and Buss aggression scale were used to measure outcomes of treatment. No initial differences were observed on any of these scales; reduction of aggression was found for all treatment children on all three measures, with no group differences in outcomes. However, in the clinical categories of CBCL and TRF, both children and teachers scored children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as more aggressive on pre- and postmeasurements. These results show that aggressive children with ADD/ADHD, although categorized by themselves as more clinical, may gain from treatment just as do aggressive children with no such diagnosis. The discussion considers the unique population of children, teachers, and the specific intervention.

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