Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Function in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Function in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Function in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Authors: Kaneko, Motohisa; And Others
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders; Biochemistry; Children; Hyperactivity; Incidence; Physiology
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v23 n1 p59-65 Mar 1993

Pub Types: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Abstract: This study with 30 children showing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) found a normal diurnal saliva cortisol rhythm in only 43.3 percent of the subjects and a dexamethasone suppression in 46.7 percent, with both these abnormalities more frequent in the severely than the mildly hyperactive group. Results suggest abnormalities in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function. (Author/DB)

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