New Publication: Facial emotion recognition impairment predicts social and emotional problems in children with (subthreshold) ADHD.
Children with ADHD symptoms often experience social and emotional problems in their daily lives. In this paper, it was investigated whether children with ADHD symptoms experience problems recognising emotions in the facial expressions of other children, and to what extent this is related to the social and emotional problems they experience. Children with ADHD symptoms appeared to be slightly less good than normally developing peers at recognising emotions in facial expressions. In addition, the degree to which children with ADHD symptoms have difficulty recognising emotions in facial expressions was found to be predictive of the degree to which they experience emotional problems and problems with peers according to their parents and teachers.