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Mental Health and Psychosocial Status in Mothers of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Differences by Maternal ADHD Tendencies

Mental Health and Psychosocial Status in Mothers of ADHD Children

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Abstract

This study clarified differences in mental health, psychosocial status, and mental health-related factors among mothers of ADHD children between those with and without maternal ADHD tendencies from data of 149 mothers of children with ADHD through an online survey. Mothers with ADHD tendencies had poorer mental health, lower education, more ADHD children, and more parenting stressor of “inadequate understanding of the childʼs disorder from others” than mothers without ADHD tendencies. Their mental health was poorer especially in younger and in those who had more parenting stressors of “difficulties in understanding the child and coping with the child’s needs” and “inadequate understanding of the childʼs disorder from others.” Mental health in mothers without ADHD tendencies was related to a variety of parenting stressors and severe ADHD symptoms in the child. Therefore, assessing maternal ADHD tendencies may be necessary to consider effective individualized support measures for mothers of ADHD children.

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Acknowledgements

We wish to thank Eiko Okano, Hideko Dobashi, Kazuhisa Tanaka, and Tomoyuki Maeda for their support with data collection. We would like to thank Editage (www.editage.com) for English language editing.

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Tatsuro Marumoto: Conceptualization, Methodology, Validation, Data curation, Formal analysis, Writing original draft, Writing review & editing. Takafumi Monma: Validation, Formal analysis, Writing review & editing. Yukinori Sawae: Data curation, Writing review & editing. Fumi Takeda: Conceptualization, Methodology, Validation, Formal analysis, Writing review & editing, Project administration, Supervision.

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Tatsuro Marumoto is an employee of Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.

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This study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences of the University of Tsukuba, Japan (approval number: Tai 021 − 8; approval date: June 19, 2021).

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Marumoto, T., Monma, T., Sawae, Y. et al. Mental Health and Psychosocial Status in Mothers of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Differences by Maternal ADHD Tendencies. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-023-01532-x

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