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Tactile sensory dysfunction in children with ADHD.
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PMID:  19641248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: While a group of children with ADHD may have normal behavioral responses to sensory stimuli, another group may be hyperreactive. The aim of this survey was studying association of tactile sensory responsivity with co-morbidity of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms, subtypes of ADHD, and gender in children with ADHD. METHODS: The subjects were 81 children with ADHD from a child psychiatry clinic. The diagnoses were made according to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria. Tactile dysfunction Checklist was used to assess the three types of tactile sensory dysfunction including Hypersensitivity, hyposensitivity, and poor tactile perception and discrimination (PTPD). RESULTS: Their mean age was 8.4 (SD = 1.9) years. None of the gender, number of symptoms of ODD co-morbidity, and ADHD subtypes was as a predictor of scores of Hyposensitivity and PTPD subscales. Tactile defensiveness was not different between genders and different subtypes of ADHD. CONCLUSIONS: Number of ODD symptoms in children with ADHD is a predictor in association with hypersensitivity score of tactile sensory function. Girls are no more than the boys impaired in Hypersensitivity aspect. Different subtypes of ADHD are not distinct disorders regarding to tactile sensory function.
Ahmad Ghanizadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural neurology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1875-8584     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Neurol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-30     Completed Date:  2009-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914585     Medline TA:  Behav Neurol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Hafez Hospital, Shiraz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety, Separation / complications
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / complications*
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / complications
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Neuropsychological Tests
Predictive Value of Tests
Sex Factors
Somatosensory Disorders / complications*
Touch Perception

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