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Mariam Ter-Stepanian, Natalie Grizenko, Kim Cornish, Victoria Talwar, Valentin Mbekou, Norbert Schmitz, Ridha Joober
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between comorbid disorders and executive function (EF) in children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). METHODS: Three hundred and fifty-five, 6-12 year old children clinically diagnosed with ADHD were included in the study. Comorbid anxiety disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) were examined. The EF domains were assessed using the Conners' Continuous Performance Test (CPT), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), Tower of London (ToL), Finger Windows (FW) and Self Ordered Pointing Test (SOPT)...
2017: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Leikauf, J. E., & Solanto, M. V. (2016). Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, Internalizing Symptoms, and Executive Function in Adults With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1087054716659361.
April 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318073/self-and-parent-reported-executive-problems-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-are-associated-with-poor-metabolic-control-and-low-physical-activity
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Charlotte Nylander, Ylva Tindberg, Josephine Haas, Ingemar Swenne, Torun Torbjörnsdotter, Karin Åkesson, Eva Örtqvist, Jan Gustafsson, Elisabeth Fernell
BACKGROUND: Management of diabetes is demanding and requires efficient cognitive skills, especially in the domain of executive functioning. However, the impact of impaired executive functions on diabetes control has been studied to a limited extent. The aim of the study is to investigate the association between executive problems and diabetes control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and forty-one of 477 (51%) of 12- to 18-year-old adolescents, with a diabetes duration of >2 years in Stockholm, Uppsala, and Jönköping participated...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284985/deficits-in-inhibitory-force-control-in-young-adults-with-adhd
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Kristina A Neely, Peiyuan Wang, Amanda P Chennavasin, Shaadee Samimy, Jacqueline Tucker, Andrea Merida, Koraly Perez-Edgar, Cynthia Huang-Pollock
Poor inhibitory control is a well-established cognitive correlate of adults with ADHD. However, the simple reaction time (RT) task used in a majority of studies records performance errors only via the presence or absence of a single key press. This all-or-nothing response makes it impossible to capture subtle differences in underlying processes that shape performance. Subsequently, all-or-nothing tasks may underestimate the prevalence of executive function deficits in ADHD. The current study measured inhibitory control using a standard Go/No-Go RT task and a more sensitive continuous grip force task among adults with (N=51, 22 female) and without (N=51, 29 female) ADHD...
March 9, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277154/comprehension-of-direct-and-indirect-sarcastic-remarks-in-children-and-adolescents-with-tourette-s-syndrome
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Helena Drury, Shivani Shah, Jeremy S Stern, Sarah Crawford, Shelley Channon
Previous research has reported that aspects of social cognition such as nonliteral language comprehension are impaired in adults with Tourette's syndrome (TS), but little is known about social cognition in children and adolescents with TS. The present study aims to evaluate a measure of sarcasm comprehension suitable for use with children and adolescents (Experiment 1), and to examine sarcasm comprehension in children and adolescents with TS-alone or TS and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; Experiment 2)...
February 8, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277151/sequenced-neurocognitive-and-behavioral-parent-training-for-the-treatment-of-adhd-in-school-age-children
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A Chacko, A-C V Bedard, D Marks, G Gopalan, N Feirsen, J Uderman, A Chimiklis, E Heber, M Cornwell, L Anderson, A Zwilling, M Ramon
The present study examines the potential of sequencing a neurocognitive intervention with behavioral parent training (BPT) to improve executive functions (EFs), psychiatric symptoms, and multiple indices of functional impairment in school-age children aged 7 to 11 years who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Specifically, in a randomized controlled trial design, 85 children were assigned to either Cogmed Working Memory Training (CWMT) followed by an empirically supported, manualized BPT intervention, or to a placebo version of CWMT followed by the same BPT intervention...
February 23, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276052/perception-of-emotional-prosody-in-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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B Kis, N Guberina, M Kraemer, F Niklewski, I Dziobek, J Wiltfang, M Abdel-Hamid
OBJECTIVE: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with social conflicts. The purpose of this study was to explore domains of social cognition in adult patients with ADHD. METHODS: The assessment of social cognition was based on established neuropsychological tests: the Tübinger Affect Battery (TAB) for prosody and the Cambridge Behaviour Scale (CBS) for empathy. The performance of adults with ADHD (N = 28) was compared with the performance of a control group (N = 29) matched according to basic demographic variables...
March 9, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269805/experiences-of-employed-women-with-attention-deficit-hyperactive-disorder-a-phenomenological-study
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N Schreuer, R Dorot
BACKGROUND: Employees with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face various risks in the workplace. Little is known of the specific challenges women with ADHD experience. OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of working women with ADHD and learn the strategies and accommodations that facilitate their maintaining employment. METHOD: Qualitative phenomenological approach was used to echo women's subjective perceptions and experiences representing their daily interactions in their workplace...
February 27, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262134/interventions-in-adhd-a-comparative-review-of-stimulant-medications-and-behavioral-therapies
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REVIEW
Adnan Rajeh, Shabbir Amanullah, K Shivakumar, Julie Cole
ADHD has a prevalence of approximately 10% in children with evidence supporting it's continuance into adulthood. This has a significant impact on how we address treatment at substance abuse facilities and also has implications for personal and occupational functioning. A lack of evidence to support the superiority of any one intervention over the other has created difficulties for both clinicians and parents. A recent review highlights long-term and short-term outcomes (Craig et al., 2015). This article reviews the benefits and pitfalls of both pharmacological interventions and behavioral therapies in the treatment of ADHD...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256697/-discriminatory-power-of-executive-functions-and-of-theory-of-mind-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-rationale-for-intervention
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A Miranda-Casas, C Berenguer-Forner, B Rosello-Miranda, I Baixauli-Fortea, R Rosello-Miranda, C Colomer-Diago
INTRODUCTION: Executive functions and theory of mind (ToM) deficits are present in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Identifying the magnitude of the association between executive functions and ToM is important for understanding the disorder. AIMS: This study adopts a naturalistic evaluation approach to analyze the executive functions versus ToM ability to discriminate between children with ADHD and typically developing children and to identify the degree of association between deficits in the components of executive functions (behavioral regulation and metacognitive) and ToM...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256694/-comparison-between-the-diagnosis-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-with-the-dsm-5-and-neuropsychological-evaluation-of-the-executive-functions
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L Abad-Mas, O Caloca-Catala, F Mulas, R Ruiz-Andres
INTRODUCTION: The attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a prevalence among 3-7% in scholar population and it is associated with learning disabilities and executive dysfunctions. AIM: To study the relationship between the ADHD diagnostic through DSM-5 criteria and the neuropshychology evaluation of executive functions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The sample of this study consisted in 50 subjects, 12 females and 38 males, with an age between 8 and 10 years old...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229986/executive-function-training-for-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Lan Shuai, David Daley, Yu-Feng Wang, Jin-Song Zhang, Yan-Ting Kong, Xin Tan, Ning Ji
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with core deficits in executive function (EF) which predicts poorer academic and occupational functioning. This makes early intervention targeting EF impairments important to prevent long-term negative outcomes. Cognitive training is a potential ADHD treatment target. The present study aimed to explore the efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of a cognitive training program (targeting child's multiple EF components and involving parent support in daily life), as a nonpharmacological intervention for children with ADHD...
March 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219751/evidence-for-a-role-of-corticopetal-noradrenergic-systems-in-the-development-of-executive-function
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David J Mokler, Christine E Miller, Jill A McGaughy
Adolescence is a period during which many aspects of executive function are maturing. Much of the literature has focused on discrepancies between sub-cortical and cortical development that is hypothesized to lead to over-processing of reinforcement related stimuli unchecked by fully matured response inhibition. Specifically, maturation of sub-cortical dopaminergic systems that terminate in the nucleus accumbens has been suggested to occur prior to the full maturation of corticopetal dopaminergic systems. However, converging evidence supports the hypothesis that many aspects of cognitive control are critically linked to cortical noradrenergic systems, that the effectiveness of drugs used to treat disorders of executive function, e...
February 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211596/the-structure-of-adult-adhd
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Lenard A Adler, Stephen V Faraone, Thomas J Spencer, Patricia Berglund, Samuel Alperin, Ronald C Kessler
Although DSM-5 stipulates that symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are the same for adults as children, clinical observations suggest that adults have more diverse deficits than children in higher-level executive functioning and emotional control. Previous psychometric analyses to evaluate these observations have been limited in ways addressed in the current study, which analyzes the structure of an expanded set of adult ADHD symptoms in three pooled US samples: a national household sample, a sample of health plan members, and a sample of adults referred for evaluation at an adult ADHD clinic...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190620/propranolol-treatment-of-infantile-hemangioma-is-not-associated-with-psychological-problems-at-7%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Andre Vadimovich Moyakine, Saskia Spillekom-van Koulil, Catharina Joanna Maria van der Vleuten
BACKGROUND: Concern has been raised about the potential long-term effects of propranolol treatment for infantile hemangioma (IH). OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess psychologic (social, emotional, behavioral, and executive) functioning in children treated with propranolol for IH. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with IH (6.1-7.6 years of age) treated with propranolol for ≥6 months during infancy, and without other developmental risk factors, were recruited...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176434/network-level-assessment-of-reward-related-activation-in-patients-with-adhd-and-healthy-individuals
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Daniel von Rhein, Christian F Beckmann, Barbara Franke, Jaap Oosterlaan, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Pieter J Hoekstra, Catharina A Hartman, Marjolein Luman, Stephen V Faraone, Roshan Cools, Jan K Buitelaar, Maarten Mennes
INTRODUCTION: Reward processing is a key aspect of cognitive control processes, putatively instantiated by mesolimbic and mesocortical brain circuits. Deficient signaling within these circuits has been associated with psychopathology. We applied a network discovery approach to assess specific functional networks associated with reward processing in participants with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: To describe task-related processes in terms of integrated functional networks, we applied independent component analysis (ICA) to task response maps of 60 healthy participants who performed a monetary incentive delay (MID) task...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174127/altered-functional-connectivity-in-default-mode-network-in-internet-gaming-disorder-influence-of-childhood-adhd
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Deokjong Lee, Junghan Lee, Jung Eun Lee, Young-Chul Jung
OBJECTIVE: Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a type of behavioral addiction characterized by abnormal executive control, leading to loss of control over excessive gaming. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common comorbid disorders in IGD, involving delayed development of the executive control system, which could predispose individuals to gaming addiction. We investigated the influence of childhood ADHD on neural network features of IGD. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis was performed on 44 young, male IGD subjects with and without childhood ADHD and 19 age-matched, healthy male controls...
April 3, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167942/distinct-cytokine-and-chemokine-profiles-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Yvonne M Y Han, Winnie K Y Cheung, Chun Kwok Wong, Sophia L Sze, Timmy W S Cheng, Michael K Yeung, Agnes S Chan
Previous studies have shown that immunological factors are involved in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). However, this research has been conducted almost exclusively in Western contexts, and only a handful of studies on immune measures have been conducted in Asian populations, such as Chinese populations. The present study examined whether immunological abnormalities are associated with cognitive deficits and problem behaviors in Chinese children with ASD and whether these children show different immunological profiles...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157666/cognitive-and-behavioural-predictors-of-adolescents-communicative-perspective-taking-and-social-relationships
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Elizabeth S Nilsen, Sarah A Bacso
Given the pivotal role that social interactions play for adolescents' well-being, understanding the factors that influence communication is key. The present study examined relations between adolescents' communicative perspective-taking, executive function skills, and ADHD traits and explored the role communicative perspective-taking plays in peer relations. Data was collected from a community sample of 15 to 19-years-olds (N = 46) in Waterloo, Canada. Two communicative perspective-taking tasks required participants to infer speakers' communicative intentions...
April 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154547/gait-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-a-dual-task-paradigm
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Olivia Manicolo, Alexander Grob, Priska Hagmann-von Arx
The aim was to examine gait in school-aged children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and typically developing controls in a dual-task paradigm. Thirty children with ADHD (without or off medication) aged 7-13 years and 28 controls walked without an additional task (single-task walking) and while performing a concurrent cognitive or motor task (dual-task walking). Gait was assessed using GAITRite recordings of spatiotemporal and variability gait parameters. Compared to single-task walking, dual-tasking significantly altered walking performance of children with and without ADHD, whereby dual-task effects on gait were not different between the two groups...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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