Clinical features of children with both ADHD and mania: does ascertainmentsource make a difference?

Citation
J. Biederman et al., Clinical features of children with both ADHD and mania: does ascertainmentsource make a difference?, J AFFECT D, 51(2), 1998, pp. 101-112
Citations number
38
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry,"Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
ISSN journal
0165-0327 → ACNP
Volume
51
Issue
2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
101 - 112
Database
ISI
SICI code
0165-0327(199811)51:2<101:CFOCWB>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Objective: We evaluated the structural diagnostic results of children ascer tained through an ADHD diagnosis with comorbid mania to determine if they h ave the same phenotype as children ascertained through a mania diagnosis wi th comorbid ADHD. Method: We compared a sample of children participating in a family genetic study of ADHD to a sample of children ascertained through a study of childhood mania. Results: Similar correlates of ADHD and mania were observed in children satisfying criteria for both disorders irrespecti ve of ascertainment source. Conclusions: Findings suggest that children wit h mania and ADHD have two disorders, their features not varying with the pr imary diagnostic focus. Limitations: The results may have been limited by s mall sample size. Clinical relevance: Because the coexistence of ADHD and m ania seriously complicates the course and treatment of children, understand ing the compatibility of these disorders has important clinical implication s in the management of this population. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.