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A new functional single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) Ala72Ser in the COMT gene was discovered recently. The purpose of our study is to examine the association between Ala72Ser and Val158Met functional polymorphisms in COMT gene and homicidal behavior in schizophrenia. DNA was genotyped for the Ala72Ser and Val158Met SNPs of the COMT gene in a sample of 93(More)
Our study aimed to identify gray matter volume differences between panic disorder patients and healthy volunteers using optimized voxel-based morphometry. Gray matter volume was compared between 18 panic subjects and 18 healthy volunteers. Panic disorder severity scale (PDSS) and Zung self-rating anxiety scale (Z-SAS) were administered. Gray matter volumes(More)
We characterized the neuropsychological status of children with newly diagnosed idiopathic childhood epilepsy and measured differences in IQ between children with different types of epilepsy. The Korean Education Development Institute-Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (KEDI-WISC) was administered to 72 patients (35 males and 37 females), of mean age(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic with dual agonist and antagonist actions toward dopaminergic imbalance and partial serotonin-2A receptor antagonism, for treating children and adolescents with tic disorders. METHOD Twenty-four outpatients aged 7 to 18 years with(More)
OBJECTIVES Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been thought to have strong genetic background, but major contributing genes or associated molecular-genetic pathways are yet to be identified. To explore the idiopathic ASD-associated copy number variations (CNVs), we conducted case-control study using whole-genome copy number analysis. METHODS Whole-genome(More)
This study aimed to identify the association between gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA-A) receptor subunit beta3 (GABRB3) gene and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Korea. Fifty-eight children with ASD [47 boys (81.0%), 5.5 +/- 4.1 years old], 46 family trios, and 86 healthy control subjects [71 males (82.6%), 33.6 +/- 9.3 years old] were recruited.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the short-term efficacy and tolerability of aripiprazole for children and adolescents with Tourette's disorder. METHOD This 10-week multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted from August 2008 to April 2010. Children and adolescents (aged 6-18 years) with a DSM-IV diagnosis of Tourette's disorder and(More)
Due to its unique pharmacodynamic properties of dopamine partial agonist activity, and its association with few and mild side effects, aripiprazole is a candidate atypical antipsychotic for patients with tic disorders. This open-label study compared the efficacy and tolerability of aripiprazole with haloperidol, a typical antipsychotic widely used to treat(More)
We examined the association of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with polymorphisms in the DAO and DAOA genes. The sample comprised 57 children with ASD, 47 complete trios, and 83 healthy controls in Korea. Although the transmission disequilibrium test showed no association, a population-based case-control study showed significant associations between the(More)
OBJECTIVES - This study was aimed to investigate the comprehensive range of cognitive performance using the objective computerized assessment system in narcolepsy and age, gender, and IQ-matched healthy comparison. MATERIALS AND METHODS - The cognitive functions of 24 patients with narcolepsy and 24 healthy comparison subjects were assessed. RESULTS -(More)