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Trends in Facial Emotion Recognition in ADHD Are Conflicting

April 14, 2023

A systematic review published in the Journal of Attention Disorders found that facial emotion recognition (FER) among individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) improves with age. However, little consensus about trends in the association between FER and ADHD was found. Investigators from Universidad del Rosario in Columbia searched publication databases in September 2022. A total of 14 studies were included in this review. The neurodevelopmental condition, ADHD, is characterized by persistent inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The prevalence rate is approximately 5% among children and adolescents and approximately 2.5% among adults. However, its diagnosis can be challenging as many ADHD symptoms overlap with other comorbid conditions. Read More