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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809852/the-snp-set-based-association-study-identifies-itga1-as-a-susceptibility-gene-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-han-chinese
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L Liu, L Zhang, H M Li, Z R Wang, X F Xie, J P Mei, J L Jin, J Shi, L Sun, S C Li, Y L Tan, L Yang, J Wang, H M Yang, Q J Qian, Y F Wang
Genome-wide association studies, which detect the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and disease susceptibility, have been extensively applied to study attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but genome-wide significant associations have not been found yet. Genetic heterogeneity and insufficient genomic coverage may account for the missing heritability. We performed a two-stage association study for ADHD in the Han Chinese population. In the discovery stage, 1033 ADHD patients and 950 healthy controls were genotyped using both the Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809658/impact-of-the-cognitive-functional-cog-fun-intervention-on-executive-functions-and-participation-among-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeri Hahn-Markowitz, Itai Berger, Iris Manor, Adina Maeir
OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of the Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) occupational therapy intervention on executive functions and participation among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD: We used a randomized, controlled study with a crossover design. One hundred and seven children age 7-10 yr diagnosed with ADHD were allocated to treatment or wait-list control group. The control group received treatment after a 3-mo wait. Outcome measures included the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) and the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800281/attentional-lapses-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-blank-rather-than-wandering-thoughts
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Charlotte Van den Driessche, Mikaël Bastian, Hugo Peyre, Coline Stordeur, Éric Acquaviva, Sara Bahadori, Richard Delorme, Jérôme Sackur
People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties sustaining their attention on external tasks. Such attentional lapses have often been characterized as the simple opposite of external sustained attention, but the different types of attentional lapses, and the subjective experiences to which they correspond, remain unspecified. In this study, we showed that unmedicated children (ages 6-12) with ADHD, when probed during a standard go/no-go task, reported more mind blanking (a mental state characterized by the absence of reportable content) than did control participants...
August 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774351/cross-disorder-cognitive-impairments-in-youth-referred-for-neuropsychiatric-evaluation
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Alysa E Doyle, Pieter J Vuijk, Nathan D Doty, Lauren M McGrath, Brian L Willoughby, Ellen H O'Donnell, H Kent Wilson, Mary K Colvin, Deanna C Toner, Kelsey E Hudson, Jessica E Blais, Hillary L Ditmars, Stephen V Faraone, Larry J Seidman, Ellen B Braaten
OBJECTIVES: Studies suggest that impairments in some of the same domains of cognition occur in different neuropsychiatric conditions, including those known to share genetic liability. Yet, direct, multi-disorder cognitive comparisons are limited, and it remains unclear whether overlapping deficits are due to comorbidity. We aimed to extend the literature by examining cognition across different neuropsychiatric conditions and addressing comorbidity. METHODS: Subjects were 486 youth consecutively referred for neuropsychiatric evaluation and enrolled in the Longitudinal Study of Genetic Influences on Cognition...
August 4, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766128/the-influence-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder-on-executive-functions-in-children-with-adhd
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D Menghini, M Armando, M Calcagni, C Napolitano, P Pasqualetti, J A Sergeant, P Pani, S Vicari
The present study was aimed at verifying whether the presence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects executive functions in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Two groups of children with ADHD were selected for the study according to the presence or absence of GAD. The first group of 28 children with ADHD with GAD (mean age: 9 ± 1.2; males/females: 24/4) was matched for gender, age, IQ, psychiatric comorbidity with a second group of 29 children with ADHD without GAD (mean age: 8...
August 1, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763482/attention-impairments-and-adhd-symptoms-in-adult-narcoleptic-patients-with-and-without-hypocretin-deficiency
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Marco Filardi, Fabio Pizza, Lorenzo Tonetti, Elena Antelmi, Vincenzo Natale, Giuseppe Plazzi
BACKGROUND: Attentional complaints are common in narcolepsy patients and can overlap with daytime sleepiness features. Few studies attempted to characterize attentional domains in narcolepsy leading to controversial results. We aimed to assess the impact of hypocretin deficiency on attentional functioning by comparing performances on the attention network test (ANT) of narcoleptic patients with hypocretin deficiency (narcolepsy type 1-NT1) versus patients without hypocretin deficiency (narcolepsy type 2-NT2) and healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750278/neuropsychological-deficits-in-adults-age-60-and-above-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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L B Thorell, Y Holst, H Chistiansen, J J S Kooij, D Bijlenga, D Sjöwall
OBJECTIVE: Neuropsychological deficits are of major importance in ADHD, yet no previous studies have assessed clinically referred samples of older adults. The authors compared older adults with ADHD (60-75years) with both younger adults with ADHD (18-45years) and older healthy controls with regard to various neuropsychological deficits. METHODS: Well-established tests were used to investigate working memory, inhibition, switching, planning, fluency, and speed of processing...
June 27, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745216/insights-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
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Marie Farmer, Bernard Echenne, Regen Drouin, M Hamed Bentourkia
BACKGROUND: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurological impairment occurring in nearly 6% of general population, and sometimes mimics other developmental disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or, in the most severe cases, intellectual deficiency. OBJECTIVE: We propose in this review a contribution on this matter in order to provide better insights in DCD including clinical symptoms and pathophysiological explanations that would identify this entity from others...
July 26, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744191/event-related-potentials-in-a-cued-go-nogo-task-associated-with-executive-functions-in-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-case-control-study
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Anne L Høyland, Geir Øgrim, Stian Lydersen, Sigrun Hope, Morten Engstrøm, Tonje Torske, Terje Nærland, Ole A Andreassen
Executive functions are often affected in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The underlying biology is however not well known. In the DSM-5, ASD is characterized by difficulties in two domains: Social Interaction and Repetitive and Restricted Behavior, RRB. Insistence of Sameness is part of RRB and has been reported related to executive functions. We aimed to identify differences between ASD and typically developing (TD) adolescents in Event Related Potentials (ERPs) associated with response preparation, conflict monitoring and response inhibition using a cued Go-NoGo paradigm...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741623/effects-of-suvorexant-a-dual-orexin-hypocretin-receptor-antagonist-on-impulsive-behavior-associated-with-cocaine
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Taylor A Gentile, Steven J Simmons, Mia N Watson, Krista L Connelly, Eugen Brailoiu, Yanan Zhang, John W Muschamp
Hypothalamic hypocretin (orexin) peptides mediate arousal, attention, and reward processing. Fibers containing orexins project to brain structures that govern motivated behavior, including the ventral tegmental area (VTA). A number of psychiatric conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders, are characterized by deficits in impulse control, however the relationship between orexin and impulsive behavior is incompletely characterized. The effects of systemic or centrally administered orexin receptor (OXR) antagonists on measures of impulsive-like behavior in rats were evaluated using the five-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT) and delay discounting procedures...
July 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740391/attention-memory-training-yields-behavioral-and-academic-improvements-in-children-diagnosed-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-comorbid-with-a-learning-disorder
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Antonio Carlos Farias, Mara L Cordeiro, Erico Pg Felden, Tiago S Bara, Cássia R Benko, Daniele Coutinho, Leandra F Martins, Rosilda Tc Ferreira, James T McCracken
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from computerized cognitive training. Therapy implementation is especially complicated when ADHD is associated with learning disorders (LDs). This study tested the efficacy of a computer-based cognitive training program, namely, computerized cognitive training (CCT), in children with ADHD comorbid with an LD (ADHD-LD), with or without psychostimulant medication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After diagnostic evaluations, 27 children with ADHD-LD (8 unmedicated and 19 medicated) participated in CCT, which is intended to improve attention, memory, reasoning, visual processing, and executive functioning...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738850/brain-biomarkers-and-pre-injury-cognition-are-associated-with-long-term-cognitive-outcome-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Amy A Wilkinson, Maureen Dennis, Nevena Simic, Margot J Taylor, Benjamin R Morgan, Helena Frndova, Karen Choong, Craig Campbell, Douglas Fraser, Vicki Anderson, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Russell Schachar, Jamie Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are frequently at risk of long-term impairments of attention and executive functioning but these problems are difficult to predict. Although deficits have been reported to vary with injury severity, age at injury and sex, prognostication of outcome remains imperfect at a patient-specific level. The objective of this proof of principle study was to evaluate a variety of patient variables, along with six brain-specific and inflammatory serum protein biomarkers, as predictors of long-term cognitive outcome following paediatric TBI...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723827/neurocognitive-and-symptom-trajectories-of-adhd-from-childhood-to-early-adolescence
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Andrea L Murray, Thomas Robinson, Gail Tripp
OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal study investigated changes in neurocognitive functioning from childhood to early adolescence in a sample of children diagnosed with DSM-IV attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It also compared the neurocognitive trajectories of children who continued to meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD at follow-up and those in partial remission. METHODS: Children diagnosed with ADHD (N = 55) were tested at baseline (M = 7.7 years, SD = 1...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690570/social-cognition-in-children-with-high-functioning-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-associations-with-executive-functions
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Ana Miranda, Carmen Berenguer, Belén Roselló, Inmaculada Baixauli, Carla Colomer
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social impairments. The first objective of this study was to analyze social cognition deficits of children with ADHD, high-functioning ASD (HFASD), and typical development (TD) in their performance on explicit and applied measures of theory of mind (ToM). The second objective was to investigate the relationships between executive functions and social cognition in HFASD and ADHD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688349/depressive-symptoms-and-the-role-of-affective-temperament-in-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-a-comparison-with-bipolar-disorder
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Fernando Torrente, Pablo López, Alicia Lischinsky, Marcelo Cetkovich-Bakmas, Facundo Manes
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the characteristics of depressive symptoms and the influence of affective temperament in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in comparison with bipolar disorder (BD) patients and healthy controls (HCs). METHOD: Sixty patients with ADHD, 50 patients with BD, and 30 HCs were assessed with instruments for measuring depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory-II), and affective temperaments (Temperament Scale of Memphis, Pisa and San Diego, self-administered version; TEMPS-A)...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687733/catechol-o-methyltransferase-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-cortico-cerebellar-functional-connectivity-of-executive-function-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Yoshifumi Mizuno, Minyoung Jung, Takashi X Fujisawa, Shinichiro Takiguchi, Koji Shimada, Daisuke N Saito, Hirotaka Kosaka, Akemi Tomoda
The cerebellum, although traditionally considered a motor structure, has been increasingly recognized to play a role in regulating executive function, the dysfunction of which is a factor in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Additionally, catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) polymorphism has been reported to be associated with executive function. We examined whether the cortico-cerebellar executive function network is altered in children with ADHD and whether COMT polymorphism is associated with the altered network...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676771/differences-in-executive-functioning-in-children-with-attention-deficit-and-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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M Rosa Elosúa, Sandra Del Olmo, María José Contreras
In recent years, the interest in Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its relation to deficits in working memory (WM) and more specifically the different executive functions (EFs) has grown, to the point of confirming that these are quite frequent in this disorder. The aim of this study was precisely to explore differences in executive functioning of WM in fourth grade Primary school children with and without ADHD (26 and 29 children, respectively), introducing rigorous control measures in the tests used...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656805/verbal-working-memory-related-functional-connectivity-alterations-in-boys-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-the-effects-of-methylphenidate
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Zhao-Min Wu, Janita Bralten, Li An, Qing-Jiu Cao, Xiao-Hua Cao, Li Sun, Lu Liu, Li Yang, Maarten Mennes, Yu-Feng Zang, Barbara Franke, Martine Hoogman, Yu-Feng Wang
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have investigated verbal working memory-related functional connectivity patterns in participants with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Thus, we aimed to compare working memory-related functional connectivity patterns in healthy children and those with ADHD, and study effects of methylphenidate (MPH). METHOD: Twenty-two boys with ADHD were scanned twice, under either MPH (single dose, 10 mg) or placebo, in a randomised, cross-over, counterbalanced placebo-controlled design...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654838/callous-unemotional-traits-moderate-executive-function-in-children-with-asd-and-adhd-a-pilot-event-related-potential-study
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C Tye, R Bedford, P Asherson, K L Ashwood, B Azadi, P Bolton, G McLoughlin
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are associated with varied executive function (EF) difficulties. Callous-unemotional (CU) traits, a proposed antecedent of adult psychopathy, are often associated with intact or enhanced EF. Here we test whether CU traits may therefore modulate EF in ASD and ADHD, in which EF is typically impaired. We collected CU traits and measured event-related potentials (ERPs) that index EF during a cued-continuous performance test (CPT-OX) in boys with ASD, ADHD, comorbid ASD+ADHD and typical controls...
June 13, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639564/effect-of-an-ecological-executive-skill-training-program-for-school-aged-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ying Qian, Min Chen, Lan Shuai, Qing-Jiu Cao, Li Yang, Yu-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: As medication does not normalize outcomes of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), especially in real-life functioning, nonpharmacological methods are important to target this field. This randomized controlled clinical trial was designed to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive executive skill training program for school-aged children with ADHD in a relatively large sample. METHODS: The children (aged 6-12 years) with ADHD were randomized to the intervention or waitlist groups...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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