Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
John C. Thomas
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Transgenerational Transmission
Child Psychology | Counseling | Counseling Psychology
Campany, Donald Dean, "Transgenerational Transmission and the Relationship between Parents with Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Their Children with Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1028.
This study examined parental symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its effects on children referred for treatment with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Data was collected from children who had been diagnosed ADHD. This research attempted to determine whether negative family functioning can be predicted between caregivers with symptoms of PTSD and their children with symptoms of ADHD, and whether PTSD caregiver’s behavior is an indication of ADHD like symptoms in their children. Results revealed that there was a not a significant difference in behavior of children with symptoms of ADHD when compared to parents with symptoms of PTSD and parents without symptoms of PTSD.