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Applying EEG-based vigilance measurement in a case of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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Schmidt, FM and Schoenherr, J and Sander, C and Kirkby, KC and Hegerl, U and Himmerich, H, Applying EEG-based vigilance measurement in a case of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 16, (5) pp. 1169-71. ISSN 1461-1457 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Copyright 2012 CINP

DOI: doi:10.1017/S1461145712001381

Abstract

Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, mood lability, hot- or short-temper, impaired stress tolerance, disorganization and impulsivity (Wender, 1995). Due to the reduction of externalizing symptoms in adulthood and the absence of hyperactivity in the predominantly inattentive subtype, ADHD is more difficult to diagnose in adults (Nierenberg et al., 2005) and often unrecognized or mistakenly attributed to other psychiatric conditions (Kessler et al., 2006). Adult ADHD overlaps in symptom profiles and is highly co-morbid with other psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BD) and substance abuse, making the discrimination of symptoms more complicated (Wilens et al., 2009) and warranting the search for facilitating diagnostic tools.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Kirkby, KC (Professor Kenneth Kirkby)
ID Code:82540
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-02-06
Last Modified:2015-07-13
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