Children with deficits in attention, motor control and perception (DAMP) almost grown up: psychiatric and personality disorders at age 16 years

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1994 Oct;35(7):1255-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1994.tb01233.x.


Fifty-six cases with childhood onset deficits in attention, motor control and perception (DAMP) were followed-up at age 16 years and compared with 45 children without DAMP. Both groups had originally been recruited from the general population at the age of 6 years. Psychiatric disorders (affective disorders in particular) were more common in the DAMP group. Personality disorders were common in both groups, but the DAMP group much more often had a combination of several different personality disorders. The reasons for the discrepancies between teenagers with and without a prior history of DAMP are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Affective Symptoms / classification
  • Affective Symptoms / diagnosis
  • Affective Symptoms / psychology
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / classification
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis*
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / psychology
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Language Development Disorders / classification
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis
  • Language Development Disorders / psychology
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / classification
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Personality Assessment
  • Personality Development*
  • Personality Disorders / classification
  • Personality Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Personality Disorders / psychology
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychomotor Disorders / classification
  • Psychomotor Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Psychomotor Disorders / psychology