Viola Angela Izzo, Maria Anna Donati, Caterina Primi

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Addictions in Adolescents: Specific and Non-specific Risk Factors

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Keywords: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Conners 3; Gambling Disorder; Pathological Videogaming; Internet Addiction.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is associated with gambling, videogames and Internet addictions. However, there are no studies that have simultaneously investigated the contribution of ADHD's specific components to the three behavioral addictions. The study sought to investigate the relationship between ADHD and these addictions in adolescents, taking also into account learning difficulties, aggression and problematic family relationships. Participants were adolescents (N = 304, 59% males, M = 14.83, SD = 2.01). Inattention predicted videogames and Internet addictions, while hyperactivity/impulsivity predicted gambling addiction. Additional risk factors were school problems for pathological gambling, aggression for videogames addiction, and family relationships for Internet addiction.

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