No auditory conduction abnormality in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Vaney, Neelam and Anjana, Yumnam and Khaliq, Farah (2011) No auditory conduction abnormality in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Functional Neurology : New Trends in Interventional Neurosciences, XXVI (3). pp. 159-163. ISSN 0393-5264

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder characterized by lack of sustained attention and hyperactivity. It has been suggested that asymmetrical conduction of the auditory stimulus in the brainstem plays a role in the pathophysiological process of ADHD. In the present study, the functional integrity of the central auditory pathway was assessed using the auditory brainstem response (ABR), mid-latency response (MLR) and slow vertex response (SVR). Twenty ADHD children and twenty controls were recruited for the study and recordings were done on a computerized evoked potential recorder using the 10-20 system of electrode placement. There emerged no significant difference in absolute peak latencies, interpeak latencies and amplitude of ABR or latency of MLR in the ADHD children as compared with the controls. Prolongation of the SVR latency was found in the children with ADHD versus the controls, but the difference was statistically insignificant. The present study does not suggest any auditory conduction abnormality as a contributory factor in ADHD.

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Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 11:37
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