Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobiological disorders in childhood. Maternal resilience has been linked to treatment outcome in child ADHD. However, not much is known about factors that may facilitate maternal resilience. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore factors potentially facilitating resilience in mothers to children with ADHD. Method: The current study was part of a naturalistic observational study. 64 mothers to children diagnosed with ADHD completed a set of questionnaires and a short protocol including demographic and psychosocial items. Correlation matrix were estimated for each of the scores to establish the relationship between them. Results: We found significant negative correlations between maternal self-reported attachment style and self-reported resilience and between self-reported ADHD-symptoms and resilience-score. Conclusion: The findings indicate that selected factors in maternal functioning may contribute to development of resilience, which may in turn be a factor of importance in parenting.
- maternal resilience