Evaluation of self-esteem in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder based on event-related potential
Researcher Bulletin of Medical Sciences,
Vol. 24 No. 1 (2019),
Background: Self-esteem, the value we place on ourselves, has been associated with effects on health, and life satisfaction. Many studies reported that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suffer from low self-esteem has been associated with negative life outcomes. The present study investigated neural correlation of self-esteem in this group compared with typically developing children using the event-related potentials (ERP).
Materials and Methods: A total number of 10 children with ADHD were compared with 10 typically developing children matched with their age, gender and IQs. We employed the event-related potential (ERP) technique to explore neural manifestations of implicit self-esteem using the Go/Nogo association task (GNAT). Participants generated a response (Go) or withheld a response (Nogo) to self-words and good or bad attributed.
Result: ERP results showed delayed N200 response in frontal areas in bad condition in normal children compared to ADHD children (p <0.05), indicating positive self-esteem.
Conclusion: The present study provides neural evidence for probably low self-esteem in ADHD children.
- ADHD; Event-related potentials (ERP); N200 component; Self-esteem
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