Google Scholar Links 2/14/20

Here are this week’s top 10 articles from our EF Google Scholar alerts!

  1. A literature review and meta-analysis on the effects of ADHD medications on functional outcomes (2020)
  2. Early signs of disrupted rule learning in adolescents at clinical high risk for psychosis (2020)
  3. Executive and Daily Life Functioning Influence the Relationship Between ADHD and Mood Symptoms in University Students (2020)
  4. Poster: Designing a Wearable Technology Application for Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills in Children with ADHD (2019)
  5. Self-Directedness Positively Contributes to Resilience and Quality of Life: Findings From a Mixed Psychiatric Sample (2020)
  6. The effects of secondary tasks that involve listening and speaking on young adult drivers with traits associated with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study with driving simulation (2020)
  7. The moderating role of socioeconomic status on level of responsibility, executive functioning, and cortical thinning during adolescence
  8. Time for a true display of skill: Top players in League of Legends have better executive control (2020)
  9. Using virtual reality to defne the mechanisms linking symptoms with cognitive defcits in attention defcit hyperactivity disorder (2020)
  10. Why Self-Report Measures of Self-Control and Inhibition Tasks Do Not Substantially Correlate (2020)

Google Scholar Links 2/7/20

Here are this week’s top 10 articles from our EF Google Scholar alerts!

  1. A comprehensive analysis of the constituents of Executive Functioning: The utility of a paediatric model towards the clear conceptualisation of EF in healthy adults (2020)
  2. Association between diabetes and cognitive function at baseline in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (2020)
  3. Clinical Expression and Treatment Response among Children with Comorbid Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (2020)
  4. Effects of a Bout of Intense Exercise on Some Executive Functions (2020)
  5. Implications of Unconnected Micro, Molecular, and Molar Level Research in Psychology: The Case of Executive Functions, Self-Regulation, and External Regulation (2019)
  6. Modality-specific overlaps in brain structure and function in Obsessive-compulsive disorder: multimodal meta-analysis of case-control MRI studies (2020)
  7. Motivational but not executive dysfunction in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder predicts Internet addiction: Evidence from a longitudinal study (2020)
  8. Personality and Cognitive Functions in Violent Offenders – Implications of Character Maturity? (2020)
  9. Relations of Executive Function and Physical Performance in Middle Adulthood: A Prospective Investigation in African American and White Adults (2020)
  10. The Effectiveness of Cognitive Rehabilitation on Processing Speed, Working Memory Capacity, Executive Function, and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Quasi-experimental Study (2020)

Executive Dysfunction: A Feature of Many Conditions

Usually when executive dysfunction (EDF) is discussed online, it’s usually in reference to ADHD, autism or sometimes brain injury. However, many conditions beyond these have notable, and even significant, EDF components.

In fact, one reason Executive Dysfunction Research & Advocacy was started was to try to bring together those who deal with EDF across many different diagnoses. So, its only right that we make a list to “shout out” all those conditions which are included!

Note: different conditions will have different profiles of executive dysfunction, and people within the same diagnoses can have different EDF profiles as well. In fact, in some cases (and probably many more than the research has discovered so far), EDF profile groupings can cut across diagnostic groups.

Conditions which include EDF

This list will be continually updated as we find more conditions that have had research-confirmed executive dysfunction. Some have only a little research done, or only a small amount of EDF involved, while others have tens of thousands of papers on the topic. Different conditions (and different people within those conditions) will have different EF profiles, so these lists are not meant to suggest that these groups will deal with the same kinds of EDF difficulties.

And, if you know of anything we missed, please leave a comment below!

Most significant impairments (or are the most studied):

A note on how these are categorized: There are no clear definitions (but much controversy) of what conditions should be categorized as what, so this list is basically based off of googling to see what is often put where only, and doesn’t claim to represent true classifications of all of them.

Neurodivergent Conditions:

Other conditions which also involve EDF (though less, or less frequently studied):

Again, we’d love to hear from you if you know of others that should be added!

Thread: Having “a million projects” as an adaptive strategy

Click through to read the entirety of this excellent thread by Twitter user @mspowahs! This is true not only for folks with ADHD, but anyone with executive dysfunction who seem to always have a lot of different projects going on at once!