Empathy and Facial Expression Recognition in Children With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Effects of Stimulant Medication on Empathic Skills in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Gumustas F., Yilmaz I., Yulaf Y., Gokce S., Sabuncuoglu O.

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.27, no.5, pp.433-439, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/cap.2016.0052
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-439
  • Keywords: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, stimulants, emotion recognition, empathy, methylphenidate, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, HYPERACTIVE-CHILDREN, ADHD, METHYLPHENIDATE, ADOLESCENTS, SYMPTOMS, RATINGS, SAMPLE, PARENT, SCALE

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to healthy children and adolescents in terms of state and trait empathy and emotion expression recognition skills. The goal was also to determine whether there are changes in emotion recognition and empathy measures in children with ADHD after methylphenidate (MPH) treatment.