Abnormal brainstem auditory response in young females with ADHD

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Studies have shown that the auditory brain stem response (ABR) is often affected in neurodevelopmental disorders. The aim of this study is to investigate possible differences in ABR between young females with ADHD compared to control subjects. This study focuses on young females, age7–17 with ADHD, comparing the ABR of 43 young females with ADHD to 21 age- and gender-matched control subjects. Young females with ADHD have a significantly different ABR in a region between cochlear nucleus and superior olivary complex as well as in the thalamic region compared to control subjects. These data indicate specific differences in ABR between girls with ADHD compared to female controls.

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  • Psychiatry

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  • young females, ABR, diagnostics, executive functions, Child and adolescent psychiatry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-754
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume229
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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