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Self-reported attachment styles in children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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This work was supported by Research Grant G.0738.14N of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).

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Hornstra, R., Bosmans, G., van den Hoofdakker, B.J. et al. Self-reported attachment styles in children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 28, 1277–1280 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-019-01288-7

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