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In this cross-sectional study our aim was to evaluate the effect of depression on academic achievement in children with epilepsy and low school performance. Fifty-one children with epilepsy and low school performance were evaluated with the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) to measure depressive symptoms. School performance was evaluated with(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA (MPS IIIA) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by progressive mental deterioration and severe behavioral problems. We conducted an open-label, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of Risperidone on behavioral disorder in children with MPS IIIA. A total of 12 patients (5.5+/-2.2 years) with enzymatic diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of psychopathology and temperament in parents of adolescents with substance use disorders (SUD). We compared the psychiatric diagnoses and temperament characteristics of parents of adolescents with SUD with parents of adolescents without SUD. METHODS Diagnostic interviews of the(More)
BACKGROUND The DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition Textrevision) highlights the especially poor outcomes of early-onset conduct disorder (CD). The strong link between the patient's age at treatment and its efficacy points the importance of early intervention. Risperidone is one of the most commonly studied(More)
OBJECTIVE It is reported that there are many risk factors for the development of separation anxiety disorder (SAD) in children and adolescents. One of the most important factors is the mother-child relationship. It is thought that the temperamental characteristics of the mother have an important role to play in the quality of this relationship. The present(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the sequence mutations in the Neurexin 1 (NRXN1) gene that has been considered as one of the strong candidate genes. A total of 30 children and adolescents (aged 3-18) with non syndromic autism were enrolled this study. Sequencing of the coding exons and the exon-intron boundaries of the NRXN1 gene was performed. Two(More)
Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED; Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome) is a genetic disorder characterized by sparse hair, oligodontia with peg-shaped teeth, reduced sweating, and defects in a number of other ectodermal organs. A partial or complete absence of eccrine glands can lead to recurrent severe overheating that may cause seizures and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the psychiatric symptoms of children equipped with a ventricular assist device (VAD) and follow them up for 6 months. With the shortage of donor hearts available for the treatment of end-stage heart failure, VADs have been used to provide temporary treatment until a heart becomes available. VADs provide external sources of power for(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the changes over time in sexual attitude and behavior among adolescents, and to measure the effect of sources information about sex on these changes. METHOD This study was conducted in 2 stages, the first in 1996 and the second in 2004. In all, 392 male tenth grade students (150 in the first stage and 242 in the(More)