Retrieval processes in adults with ADHD: A RAVLT study

Yehuda Pollak*, G. Kahana-Vax, D. Hoofien

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Abstract

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with memory deficiencies. In the current study we compared different aspects of verbal memory using standard and constructed measures of the Rey auditory verbal learning test (RAVLT). Performance on learning and recognition measures of RAVLT was similar in both ADHD and control groups. In contrast, adults with ADHD committed more double recalls and intrusion errors, indicating inaccurate recall processes. These findings suggest that memory problems in adults with ADHD may be caused by deficient executive processes that support retrieval from memory.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)62-73
Number of pages12
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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