2016, Number 2
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ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the manuscript on the Sluggish Cognitive Tempo of Bernad and Servera (2016) in which there are two possible perspectives: as a distinct disease entity or as a transdiagnostic psychological dimension. It could be interesting especially in the differential diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive disorder, the inattentive subtype. Sensory modulation problems, characterized by a hypo responsive pattern could be related to the presentation of a lower processing speed and cognitive characteristics of Sluggish Conitive Tempo (SCT). In addition to this, conducting cohort studies allow to understand the SCT, as well as new studies that it could control several variables that it can be confusing such as the types of psychopathological disorders, socioeconomic status, and number of items of inattention, among others. Finally, it is needed more studies that reveal deeply the relationship between SCT and cognitive functioning and daily life.
Camprodon-Rosanas, E., Ribas-Fitó, N., Batller-Vila, S., Persavento, C., Álvarez-Pedrero, M., Sunyer, J., & Forns, J. (2016). Sluggish Cognitive Tempo: sociodemographic, behavioral, and clinical characteristics in a population of catalan school children (online version). doi: 10.1177/1087054716652477
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