Roni Yoran-Hegesh

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Neurosteroids are important neuroactive substrates with demonstrated involvement in several neurophysiological and disease processes. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been associated with dysregulation of the catecholaminergic and serotonergic systems, however its relationship to irregularities or changes in neurosteroid levels remains(More)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be associated with a dysregulation of the catecholaminergic and serotonergic systems. Furthermore, ADHD is frequently complicated by aggressive impulsive behaviour, which is suggested to be related to low serum cholesterol levels. We examined the relationship between blood serotonin, norepinephrine, dopa(More)
Methylphenidate is considered by many to be the treatment of choice for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate exerts its therapeutic effects through the dopaminergic, serotonergic and noradrenergic systems, however its effects on other neurophysiological systems, such as the neurosteroidal system, remain unknown.(More)
Studies in adults have indicated a significant relationship between high serum creatine kinase levels on admission and acute psychosis. However, data on children are sparse. The files of 183 hospitalized children and adolescents (93 boys, 90 girls) with severe psychiatric disorders were reviewed for serum creatine kinase activity on admission, psychomotor(More)
Our aim was to investigate the neurocognitive mechanisms recruited by adolescents with Asperger Disorder (AD), in comparison to controls, and to detect the underlying mechanisms during the complex information processing required for the performance of the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST). Male adolescents (n=23; mean age 15.1+/-3.6 years) with a DSM-IV(More)
Very early onset schizophrenic patients only partially benefit from conventional antipsychotic treatment and are at increased risk for developing tardive dyskinesia (TD). Clozapine, which lacks extrapyramidal side effects including TD, has been proved effective for adult schizophrenic patients who are resistant to other neuroleptics. Clozapine, therefore,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of comorbid oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) on the relative risk (RR) of relapse during 9 months of treatment with atomoxetine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD Four hundred and sixteen children and adolescents with ADHD whose symptoms remitted during initial 10-week, open-label atomoxetine(More)
OBJECTIVE Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. Principal treatment options for ADHD today include the psychostimulants, mainly methylphenidate (MPH). However, approximately 30% to 50% of children and adults with ADHD either do not respond to or do not tolerate treatment with stimulants. In(More)
BACKGROUND Studies performed with schizophrenic adults who were resistant to classical neuroleptics showed improvement in 30% of the patients when treated with clozapine. Very early onset schizophrenic patients benefit only partially from conventional antipsychotics and are at increased risk of developing extrapyramidal symptoms; clozapine may offer an(More)
Over-generalization of dangerous stimuli is a possible etiological account of anxiety. Recently, we demonstrated it could result from alterations in early perceptual mechanisms, i.e., a fundamental change in the way the stimulus is perceived. Yet it is still unclear if these mechanisms already exist in youth, or develop only later. The purpose of this study(More)