Establishing the relationship between ADHD and emotional facial expression recognition deficit: a systematic review.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Some conditions have been described, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that present with a deficit in emotional recognition that impacts social function.

However, there is currently controversial evidence as to whether this is due to a primary or secondary deficit in patients with ADHD, as the causality of this in relation to the disorder has not yet been identified.

Additionally, the deficit in facial emotional recognition has not been compared throughout all stages of development, covering childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

It is proposed to determine the recognition of emotions through facial expression in patients with ADHD to evaluate if there is a primary deficit in emotional recognition.


ADHD, facial emotion, children, adolescent, adult.

Commitments / Obligations

Short titleADHD and emotional recognition
Effective start/end date6/16/2212/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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