Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 111–128 | Cite as

Gender differences in a clinic-referred sample of attention-deficit-disordered children

  • Ronald T. Brown
  • Avi Madan-Swain
  • Kevin Baldwin


This study of attention-deficit-disordered children revealed that females were more frequently retained in school and evidenced greater impairment on spatial memory tasks. Moreover, there was a trend for girls to be older at the time of referral. With age, the girls evidenced more severity across a wider array of measures, including cognitive functioning, poorer academic achievement, and more problems with peers.

Key words

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder gender cognition academic achievement 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald T. Brown
    • 1
  • Avi Madan-Swain
    • 1
  • Kevin Baldwin
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory University School of MedicineAtlanta

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