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Emerging developmental pathways to ADHD: possible path markers in early infancy.
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PMID:  15303304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty-six male infants participating in the Ben-Gurion Infant Development Study of familial risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were assessed at 7 months of age using observational and mother report measures. Risk for ADHD was based on ADHD symptoms in the father. Infants whose fathers had seven or more symptoms formed the ADHD risk group; infants whose fathers had three or less symptoms formed the comparison group. The ADHD risk group significantly differed from the comparison group on measures of interest, anger, and activity level and showed less interest in block play and more anger reactivity but less directed anger in a barrier task. According to mother report, the ADHD risk group had higher levels of activity than the comparison group. Measures of neonatal immaturity and activity were related to behavior at 7 months. The findings suggest that possible developmental pathways to ADHD may be emerging in early infancy.
Judith G Auerbach; Naama Atzaba-Poria; Andrea Berger; Rivka Landau
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Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neural plasticity     Volume:  11     ISSN:  2090-5904     ISO Abbreviation:  Neural Plast.     Publication Date:  2004  
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Created Date:  2004-08-11     Completed Date:  2004-09-07     Revised Date:  2011-02-23    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100883417     Medline TA:  Neural Plast     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Anger / physiology
Attention / physiology
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis*,  genetics,  psychology*
Child Development / physiology
Fathers / psychology
Infant, Newborn
Parenting / psychology*
Reaction Time / physiology
Risk Factors

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Neural Plast
Journal ID (publisher-id): NP
ISSN: 1687-5443
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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Print publication date: Year: 2004
Volume: 11 Issue: 1-2
First Page: 29 Last Page: 43
ID: 2565439
DOI: 10.1155/NP.2004.29
PubMed Id: 15303304

Emerging Developmental Pathways to ADHD: Possible Path Markers in Early Infancy
Judith G. AuerbachI1*
Naama Atzaba-PoriaI1
Andrea BergerI1
Rivka LandauI1
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva 84 105, Israel
Correspondence: *Judith G. Auerbach:

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