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Although social difficulties are a common feature of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), little is known about the diversity of social problems, their etiology, or their relationship to disorders of social behavior, such as autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). In 379 children and adolescents with ADHD, social functioning was(More)
This project evaluated two behavioral therapies for substance abuse and concomitant sexual risk behaviors applied to primarily stimulant-abusing gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles. One hundred twenty-eight participants were randomly assigned to 16 weeks of a gay-specific cognitive-behavioral therapy (GCBT, n = 64) or to a gay-specific social support(More)
OBJECTIVE The pediatric bipolar disorder profile of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL-PBD), a parent-completed measure that avoids clinician ideological bias, has proven useful in differentiating patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We used CBCL-PBD profiles to distinguish patterns of comorbidity and to search for quantitative(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined cognitive functioning in a population sample of adolescents with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986. METHOD The sample consisted of 457 adolescents ages 16 to 18 who were assessed using a battery of cognitive tasks. Performance according to diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE Abnormal brain laterality (ABL) is indicated in ADHD. ADHD and brain laterality are heritable. Genetic factors contributing to lateralization of brain function may contribute to ADHD. If so, increased ADHD family loading should be associated with greater ABL. Previous studies have shown increased rightward alpha asymmetry in ADHD. We tested(More)
BACKGROUND In response to increases in methamphatemine-associated sexually transmitted diseases, the San Francisco Department of Public Health implemented a contingency management (CM) field program called the Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project (PROP). METHODS Methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco qualified for(More)
BACKGROUND Research has indicated that more intense treatment is associated with better outcomes among clients who are appropriately matched to treatment intensity level based on the severity of their drug/alcohol problem. This study examined the differential effectiveness of community-based residential and outpatient treatment attended by male and female(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures have been used to assess treatment benefit in a variety of therapeutic areas and are now becoming increasingly important in aesthetic research. OBJECTIVES The objective of the current study was to develop and validate a new PRO measure (Eyelash Satisfaction Questionnaire [ESQ]) to assess satisfaction with(More)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, heterogeneous psychiatric disorder of childhood displaying inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive symptoms. Although the biological basis of ADHD remains unknown, it has been shown that genetic factors substantially contribute to the aetiology of the disorder. Our group has previously reported(More)
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