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SOUZA, Isadora de Lourdes Signorini et al. Relationships between executive functions and ADHD in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2021, vol.38, n.116, pp. 197-213. ISSN 0103-8486.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can be observed as early as childhood. The disorder directly affects Executive Functions (FE), those responsible for controlling social performance and cognitive skills, school performance, and the management of personal problems. Thus, research related to the theme shows important clinical and educational aspects and may contribute to improve the quality of life of affected individuals. Therefore, look through this systematic review study, quantify and explore articles with empirical research related to ADHD and EF. CAPES, LILACS, SciELO, PePSIC and SIBiUSP were used as Periodic databases. The inclusion requests were the year of publication (2009-2019), Portuguese language and articles related only to childhood and adolescence. We found 112 articles, of which six were analyzed. The tests examined include neuroanatomy, the assessment tools used to detect disorders, interviews, gender, and school level of the survey participants. It was observed that the most used instruments in the analyzed articles were the SNAP IV, the WASI, the Trail Test, the Five Point Test, the Attention for Cancellation Test and the Go-no-Go subtest Neupsilin childish. The current research shows the latest on the subject. However, despite their importance, there is no shortage of national studies that correlate these themes. Therefore, more Brazilian empirical studies are needed to dedicate the contribution to these areas of knowledge.

Keywords : Executive Functions; Inattention; Hyperactivity; Impulsiveness; Evaluation Instruments; Neuroanatomy.

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