Rhonda Couch

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The activity of the presynaptic dopamine (DA) transporter (DAT) is critical in mediating the magnitude and duration of dopaminergic signaling in the brain. Multiple genetic studies have found an association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) in the 3'-untranslated region (3'VNTR) of the hDAT(More)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable disorder of impaired behavioral inhibition, increased motor activity, and inattention. The norepinephrine transporter (NET, SLC6A2) represents an important candidate gene for contribution to ADHD because it regulates catecholamine extracellular and tissue concentrations and contributes to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness of a group cognitive-behavioural therapy program in reducing anger and aggressive behaviour in children. METHOD Study participants were 68 children aged 7 to 13 years and their parents. A total of 12 groups were run at an outpatient children's mental health centre. The children were referred to the groups by their(More)
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