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Table 1 Current and past ADHD symptoms in BPD adolescents (N = 85)

From: ADHD in adolescents with borderline personality disorder

  Current ADHD symptoms Past ADHD symptoms
ADHD symptoms* Subclinical
symptoms
Clinical
symptoms
Subclinical
symptoms
Clinical
symptoms
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Sustained attention 10 (12) 6 (7) 8 (9) 10 (12)
Distractibility 11 (13) 8 (9) 14 (16) 7 (8)
Motor hyperactivity 11 (13) 9 (11) 11 (13) 8 (9)
Impulsivity 17 (20) 9 (11) 17 (20) 11 (15)
At least 1 ADHD symptom 27 (32) 12 (14) 28 (33) 18 21)
   - without Impulsivity 22 (26) 10 (12) 24 (28) 12 (14)
DSM-IV Diagnosis of ADHD   9 (11)   13 (15)
  1. * ADHD symptoms as assessed with the K-SADS-PL ADHD screening section. BPD = Borderline personality disorder; ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.