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Becker, S. P., Duraccio, K. M., Sidol, C. A., Fershtman, C. E. M., Byars, K. C., & Harvey, A. G. Impact of a behavioral sleep intervention in adolescents with ADHD: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness from a pilot open trial. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022 May;26(7):1051-1066.

Becker, S. P., Epstein, J. N., Burns, G. L., Fershtman, C. E. M., Mossing, K. W., Schmitt, A. P., Vaughn, A. J., Zoromski, A. K., Peugh, J. L., Simon, J. O., & Tamm, L. Academic functioning in children with and without sluggish cognitive tempo. Journal of School Psychology. 2022 Dec;95:105-120.

Becker, S. P., Fredrick, J. W., Foster, J. A., Yeaman, K. M., Epstein, J. N., Froehlich, T. E., & Mitchell, J. T. (2022). "My mom calls it Annaland": A Qualitative Study of Phenomenology, Daily Life Impacts, and Treatment Considerations of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022 Apr;26(6):915-931.

Becker, S., Willcutt, E., Leopold, D., Fredrick, J., Smith, Z., Jacobson, L., Burns, G., Mayes, S., Waschbusch, D., & Froehlich, T. (2022). Report of a work group on sluggish cognitive tempo: Key research directions and a consensus change in terminology to cognitive disengagement hypoactivity syndrome (CDHS). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2022 Aug.

Berset, A. E., Burkhardt, M. C., Xu, Y., Mescher, A., & Brinkman, W. B. Effect of Electronic Outreach Using Patient Portal Messages on Well Child Care Visit Completion: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open. 2022 Nov;5(11):e2242853.

Berset, A. E., Epstein, J. N., Hommel, K. A., & Brinkman, W. B. Examining the Unified Theory of Behavior Change Constructs Among Adolescents Taking Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medicine: A Longitudinal Study. Academic Pediatrics. 2022 Oct 4.

Breaux, R., Dunn, N., Langberg, J., Cusick Lowman, C., Dvorsky, M., & Becker, S. COVID-19 Resulted in Lower Grades for Male High School Students and Students with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022 May;26(7):1011-1017.

Burkhardt, M. C., Berset, A. E., Xu, Y., Mescher, A., & Brinkman, W. B. (2022). Effect of outreach messages on adolescent well-child visits and coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine rates: A randomized, controlled trial. The Journal of pediatrics, S0022-3476(22)00857-5.

Burns, G. L., & Becker, S. P. Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Child and Adolescent Behavior Inventory Scale Scores With Well-Established Psychopathology and Academic Achievement Measures in Adolescents With ADHD. Assessment. 2022 Jul;29(5):1086-1098.

Burns, A. B., Garner, A. A., Avion, A., Becker, S. P., Kofler, M. J., Jarrett, M. A., Luebbe, A. M., & Burns, G. L. ADHD and dangerous driving in emerging adults: The moderating role of family climate for road safety. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2022 Dec;178:106819.

Burns, G. L., Geiser, C., Servera, M., & Becker, S. P. Consistency and source specificity of symptom ratings for Child and Adolescent Behavior Inventory Scales with mother, father, and teacher ratings of Spanish children. Psychological Assessment.

Burns, G. L., Preszler, J., Ahnach, A., Servera, M., & Becker, S. P. Multisource network and latent variable models of sluggish cognitive tempo, ADHD-inattentive, and depressive symptoms with Spanish children: Equivalent findings and recommendations. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 2022 Jul;50(7):881-894.

Burns, G. L., Preszler, J., & Becker, S. P. Psychometric and Normative Information on the Child and Adolescent Behavior Inventory in a Nationally Representative Sample of United States Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2022 Jul-Aug;51(4):443-452.

Di Lonardo Burr, S. M., LeFevre, J-A, Arnold, L. E., Epstein, J. N., Hinshaw, S. P., Molina, B. S. G., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., Jensen, P. S., Vitiello, B., Pelham, W. E., & Howard, A. L. Paths to postsecondary education enrollment among adolescents with and without childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A longitudinal analysis of symptom and academic trajectories. Child Development. 2022 Sep;93(5):e563-e580.

Duncan, A., Risley, S., Combs, A., Lacey, H.M., Hamik, E., Fershtman, C., Kneeskern, E., Patel, M., Crosby, L., Hood, A., Zoromski, A.K., Tamm, L. School challenges and services related to executive functioning for fully included middle schoolers with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 2022 Jul;13.

Dvorsky, M. R., Breaux, R., Cusick, C. N., Fredrick, J. W., Green, C., Steinberg, A., Langberg, J. M., Sciberras, E., & Becker, S. P. Coping with COVID-19: Longitudinal Impact of the Pandemic on Adjustment and Links with Coping for Adolescents with and without ADHD. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 2022 May;50(5):605-619.

Dvorsky, M. R., Breaux, R., Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. Adolescents with ADHD are at increased risk for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2022 Aug;152:25-30.

Epstein, J.N., Karalunas, S.L., Tamm, L., Dudley, J.A., Lynch, J.D., Altaye, M., Simon, J.O., Maloney, T.C., & Atluri, G. Examining reaction time variability on the stop signal task in the ABCD study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2022 Aug 31;1-11.

Esbensen, A. J., Epstein, J. N., Vincent, L. B., Kamimura-Nishimura, K., Wiley, S., Angkustsiri, K., Abbeduto, L., Fidler, D., & Froehlich, T. E. Comparison of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in typically developing children and children with Down syndrome. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP.

Esbensen, A. J., Hoffman, E., Beebe, D., Byars, K., Carle, A., Epstein, J. N., & Johnson, C. (2022). Randomized behavioral sleep clinical trial in children with Down syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2022 Jan 1;43(1):1-8.

Esbensen, A. J., Vincent, L. B., Epstein, J. N., Kamimura-Nishimura, K., Wiley, S., Angkustsiri, K., Abbeduto, L., Fidler, D., Anixt, J., & Froehlich, T. E. Co-occurring medical and behavioural conditions in children with Down syndrome with or without ADHD symptom presentation. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2022 Mar 1;127(2):149-164.

Fredrick, J. W., Becker, S. P., & Langberg, J. M. Low School Support Exacerbates the Association between Peer Difficulties and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2022 Nov-Dec;51(6):1024-1038.

Fredrick, J. W., Burns, G. L., Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. Examining the Structural and External Validity of the Adult Concentration Inventory for Assessing Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Adults. Assessment. 2022 Dec;29(8):1742-1755.

Fredrick, J. W., Cook, T. E., Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. Prospective association between evening circadian preference and academic functioning in adolescents: The role of daytime sleepiness. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2022 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of publication]

Fredrick, J. W., & Luebbe, A. M. A Multi-Method, Multi-Informant Test of Maternal Emotion Socialization in Relation to Adolescent Fears of Social Evaluation. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 2022 Feb;50(2):177-192.

Fredrick, J. W., & Luebbe, A. M. Prospective Associations Between Fears of Negative Evaluation, Fears of Positive Evaluation, and Social Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescence. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. 2022 Jul 5;1-11.

Fredrick, J. W., Rodriguez, B., Lynch, J. D., Loren, R. E. A., & Tamm, L. Differential diagnoses of irritability and temper loss in a 6-year-old. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2022 Oct;27(4):1263-1276.

Fredrick, J. W., Yeaman, K. M., Yu, X., Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. A multi-method examination of sluggish cognitive tempo in relation to sleep, daytime sleepiness, and eveningness preference in adolescents with and without ADHD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2022 Dec;63(12):1658-1667.

Kamimura-Nishimura, K. I., Brinkman, W. B., Epstein, J. N., Zhang, Y., Altaye, M., Simon, J., Modi, A. C., & Froehlich, T. E. Predictors of Stimulant Medication Continuity in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP. 2022 Aug 1;43(6):311-319.

Lynch, J., Narad, M., Diekfuss, J., Avedesian, J., Zuleger, T., Peugh, J., . . . Epstein, J. The Effects of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms on the Association between Head Impacts and Post-Season Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcomes. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2022 Feb 2;1-11.

Marsh, N. P., Fogleman, N. D., Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. Too Connected to Being Connected? Adolescents' Social Media Emotional Investment Moderates the Association between Cybervictimization and Internalizing Symptoms. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 2022 Mar;50(3):363-374.

Morehous, J. F., White, C., Brinkman, W. B., DeBlasio, D. J., Reyner, A., Kleiman, J., & Iyer, S. B. Resolving Pediatric Preventive Care Gaps Through Hospital Inreach. Pediatrics. 2022 Jan 1;149(1):e2020018176.

Narad, M. E., Kaizar, E. E., Zhang, N., Taylor, H. G., Yeates, K. O., Kurowski, B. G., & Wade, S. L. The Impact of Preinjury and Secondary Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on Outcomes After Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP. 2022 Aug 1;43(6):e361-e369.

Ogbaselase, F. A., Scelsa, V. L., Stoppelbein, L., Becker, S. P., Fite, P. J., Greening, L., & Luebbe, A. M. Psychometric properties of the Children’s Emotion Management Scales within a psychiatric sample. Psychological Assessment. 2022 Jul;34(7):620-630.

Patel, Y., Shin, J., Abe, C., Agartz, I., Alloza, C., Alnaes, D., Ambrogi, S., Antonucci, L.A., Arango, C., Arolt, V., Auzias, G., Ayesa-Arriola, R., Banaj, N., Banaschewski, T., Bandeira, C., Basgoze, Z., Cupertino, R.B., Bau, C.H.D., Bauer, J., Baumeister, S., Bernardoni, F., Bertolino, A., Bonnin, C.D.M., Brandeis, D., Brem, S., Bruggemann, J., Bulow, R., Bustillo, J.R., Calderoni, S., Calvo, R., Canales-Rodriguez, E.J., Cannon, D.M., Carmona, S., Carr, V.J., Catts, S.V., Chenji, S., Chew, Q.H., Coghill, D., Connolly, C.G., Conzelmann, A., Craven, A.R., Crespo-Facorro, B., Cullen, K., Dahl, A., Dannlowski, U., Davey, C.G., Deruelle, C., Diaz-Caneja, C.M., Dohm, K., Ehrlich, S., Epstein, J., Erwin-Grabner, T., Eyler, L.T., Fedor, J., Fitzgerald, J., Foran, W., Ford, J.M., Fortea, L., Fuentes-Clarmonte, P., Fullerton, J., Furlong, L., Gallagher, L., Gao, B., Gao, S., Goikolea, J.M., Gotlib, I., Goya-Maldonado, R., Grabe, H.J., Green, M., Grevet, E.H., Groenewold, N.A., Grotegerd, D., Gruber, O., Haavik, J., Hahn, T., Harrison, B.J., Heindel, W., Henskens, F., Heslenfeld, D.J., Hilland, E., Hoekstra, P.J., Hohmann, S., Nolz, N., Howells, F.M., Ipser, J.C., Jahanshad, N., Jakobi, B., Jansen, A., Janssen, J., Jonassen, R., Kaiser, A., Kaleda, V., Karantonis, J., King, J.A., Kircher, T., Kochunov, P., Koopowitz, S., Landen, M., Landro, N.I., Lawrie, S., Lebedeva, I., Luna, B., Lundervold, A.J., MacMaster, F.P., Maglanoc, L.A., Mathalon, D.H., McDonald, C.,, McIntosh, A., Meinert, S., Michie, P.T., Mitchell, P., Moreno-Alcazar, A., Mowry, B., Muratori, F., Nabulsi, L., Nenadic, I., Tuura, R.O., Oosterlan, J., Overs, B., Pantelis, C., Parellada, M., Pariente, J.C., Pauli, P., Pergola, G., Piarulli, F.M., Picon, F., Piras, F., Pomarol-Clotet, E., Pretus, C., Quide, Y., Radua, J., Ramos-Quiroga, J.A., Rasser, P.E., Reif, A., Retico, A., Roberts, G., Rossell, S., Rovaris, D.L., Rubia, K., Sacchet, M., Salavert, J., Salvador, R., Sarro, S., Sawa, A., Schall, U., Scott, R., Selvaggi, P., Silk, T., Sim, K., Skoch, A., Spalletta, G., Spaniel, F., Stein, D.J., Steinstrater, O., Stolicyn, A., Takayanagi, Y., Tamm, L., Tavares, M., Teumer, A., Thiel, K., Thomopolous, S.I., Tomecek, D., Tomyshev, A.S., Tordesillas-Gutierrez, D., Tosetti, M., Uhlmann, A., Van Rheenen, T., Vazquez-Bourgon, Vernooij, M.W., Vieta, E., Vilarroya, O., Weickert, C., Weickert, T., Westlye, L.T., Whalley, H., Willinger, D., Winter, A., Wittfeld, K., Yang, T.T., Yoncheva, Y., Zijlmans, J.L., Hoogman, M., Franke, B., van Rooij, D., Buitelaar, J., Ching, C.R.K., Andreassen, O.A., Pozzi, E., Veltman, D., Schmaal, L., van Erp, T.G.M., Turner, J., Castellanos, F.X., Pausova, Z., Thompson, P., & Paus, T. Virtual ontogeny of cortical growth preceding mental illness. Biological Psychiatry. 2022 Aug 15;92(4):299-313.

Preszler, J., Burns, G. L., Servera, M., & Becker, S. P. Multisource longitudinal network and latent variable model analyses of ADHD symptoms in children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2022 Mar-Apr;51(2):211-218.

Raj, S. P., Riegler, L. J., Moscato, E. L., Narad, M. E., Stephenson, A., & Wade, S. L. Pilot Trial of an Online Parent Training Intervention for Veteran Families: Implications for Managing Parenting Stress During COVID-19. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Real, F. J., Hood, A. M., Davis, D., Cruse, B., Klein, M., Johnson, Y., McTate, E., Brinkman, W. B., Hackworth, R., Hackworth, K., Quinn, C. T., & Crosby, L. E. An Immersive Virtual Reality Curriculum for Pediatric Hematology Clinicians on Shared Decision-making for Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2022 Apr 1;44(3):e799-e803.

Roy, A. K., Breaux, R., Sciberras, E., Patel, P., Ferrara, E., Shroff, D. M., Cash, A. R., Dvorsky, M. R., Langberg, J. M., Quach, J., Melvin, G., Jackson, A., & Becker, S. P. A preliminary examination of key strategies, challenges, and benefits of remote learning expressed by parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. School Psychology. 2022 Mar;37(2):147-159.

Sadeghi-Bahmani, D., Mohammadian, Y., Ghasemi, M., Bahmani, L. S., Piri, N., Brühl, A. B., Becker, S. P., Burns, G. L., & Brand, S. Sluggish cognitive tempo among Iranian children and adolescents: A validation study of the Farsi Child and Adolescent Behavior Inventory (CABI)–Parent Version. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2022 Oct 27;11(21):6346.

Sciberras, E., Patel, P., Stokes, M. A., Coghill, D., Middeldorp, C. M., Bellgrove, M. A., Becker, S. P., Efron, D., Stringaris, A., Faraone, S. V., Bellows, S. T., Quach, J., Banaschewski, T., McGillivray, J., Hutchinson, D., Silk, T. J., Melvin, G., Wood, A., Jackson, A., Loram, G., Engel, L., Montgomery, A., & Westrupp, E. Physical health, media use, and mental health in children and adolescents with ADHD during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022 Feb;26(4):549-562.

Smith-Paine, J., Moscato, E.L., Narad, M.E., Sensenbaugh, J., Ling, B., Taylor, H.G., Stancin, T., Yeates, K.O., & Wade, S.L. More to the story than executive function: Effortful control soon after injury predicts long-term functional and social outcomes following pediatric traumatic brain injury in young children. Journal of The International Neuropsychological Society. 2022 Sep 14;1-11.

Somma, A., Becker, S. P., Leitner, C., & Fossati, A. Reliability, Factor Validity, and Neuropsychological Correlates of the Child Concentration Inventory-2 in a Community Sample of Italian Adolescents. Assessment.

Suorsa-Johnson, K. I., Gardner, M. D., Brinkman, W., Carley, M., Gruppen, L., Liang, N., Lightfoot, S., Pinkelman, K., Speiser, P. W., VanderBrink, B., Wisniewski, J., Sandberg, D. E., & Stacey, D. A survey of healthcare professionals' perceptions of the decisional needs of parents with an infant born with a disorder/difference of sex development. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2022 Sep 28;S1477-5131(22)00380-1.

Tamm, L., Day, H., & Duncan, A. Comparison of adaptive functioning measures in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2022 Mar;52(3):1247-1256.

Tamm, L. Achieving Independence and Mastery in School (AIMS) for youth with autism spectrum disorders. Center for ADHD Connection, Fall Newsletter, p. 4.

Yu, X., Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. Dispositional mindfulness moderates the relation between brooding rumination and sleep quality in adolescents. Sleep Medicine. 2022 Feb;90:131-134.

Becker, S. P. (2021). Systematic Review: Assessment of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Over the Past Decade. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 60(6), 690-709. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2020.10.016. PMC8099929.

Fredrick, J. W., & Becker, S. P. (2021). Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Symptoms, But Not ADHD or Internalizing Symptoms, Are Uniquely Related to Self-Reported Mind-Wandering in Adolescents With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 25(11), 1605-1611. doi:10.1177/1087054720923091. PMC8019063.

Froehlich, T. E. (2021). Comparison of Medication Treatments for Preschool Children With ADHD: A First Step Toward Addressing a Critical Gap. JAMA, 325(20), 2049-2050. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.5603. PMID: 33946095.

Tamm, L., Loren, R. E. A., Peugh, J., & Ciesielski, H. A. (2021). The Association of Executive Functioning With Academic, Behavior, and Social Performance Ratings in Children With ADHD. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 54(2), 124-138. doi:10.1177/0022219420961338. PMID: 32996376.

Zoromski, A. K., Epstein, J. N., & Ciesielski, H. A. (2021). Unique Associations Between Specific Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Related Functional Impairments. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 42(5), 343-354. doi:10.1097/dbp.0000000000000904. PMID: 00004703-202107000-00001.

Becker, S. P., Epstein, J. N., Tamm, L., Tilford, A. A., Tischner, C. M., Isaacson, P. A., Simon, J. O., & Beebe, D. W. (2019). Shortened Sleep Duration Causes Sleepiness, Inattention, and Oppositionality in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Findings From a Crossover Sleep Restriction/Extension Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 58(4), 433-442. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.09.439. PMC6441371.

Kamimura-Nishimura, K. I., Epstein, J. N., Froehlich, T. E., Peugh, J., Brinkman, W. B., Baum, R., Gardner, W., Langberg, J. M., Lichtenstein, P., Chen, D., & Kelleher, K. J. (2019). Factors Associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Use in Community Care Settings. The Journal of Pediatrics, 213, 155-162.e151. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.06.025. PMC6765417.

Becker, S. P., Burns, G. L., Garner, A. A., Jarrett, M. A., Luebbe, A. M., Epstein, J. N., & Willcutt, E. G. (2018). Sluggish cognitive tempo in adults: Psychometric validation of the Adult Concentration Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 30, 296-310. doi: 10.1037/pas0000476

Brinkman, W.B., Sucharew, H., Hartl-Majcher, J., & Epstein, J.N. (2018). Predictors of medication continuity in children with ADHD. Pediatrics, 141(6), e20172580.

Narad, M.E.., Kennelly, M., Zhang, N., Wade, S.L., Yeates, O.K., Taylor, H.G., Epstein, J.N., & Kurowski, B. (2018). Secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 5-10 years after childhood traumatic brain injury. JAMA Pediatrics. Published online March 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5746

Tamm, L., Denton, C.A., Epstein, J.N., Schatschneider, C., Taylor, H., Arnold, L.E., Bukstein, O., Anixt, J., Koshy, A., Newman, N.C., Maltinsky, J., Brinson, P., Loren, R.E.A., Prasad, M.R., Ewing-Cobbs, L., & Vaughn, A. (2017). Comparing treatments for children with ADHD and word reading difficulties: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 434-446.

Epstein, J.N., Kelleher, K.J., Baum, R., Brinkman, W.B., Peugh, J., Gardner, W., Lichtenstein, P., & Langberg, J.M., (2016). Impact of a web-portal intervention on community ADHD care and outcomes. Pediatrics, e20154240. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-4240.

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