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PsychByte: Behavioral and Emotional Dysregulation in ADHD

Researchers Erica Musser and Joel Nigg investigated potential factors related to emotional and behavioral dysregulation in individuals diagnosed with ADHD. In their study, they examined 100 children (50 children with ADHD, Combined Presentation; 50 children in the control group) ages 7 to 11 years old. Children participated in a series of positive and negative emotion induction and suppression tasks with electrocardiogram and cardiography data gathered throughout the tasks. Facial affect behavior and autonomic reactivity and regulation were also examined....