S. Sonia Gugga

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the clinical presentation of preschoolers diagnosed with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) recruited for the multisite Preschool ADHD Treatment Study (PATS). The diagnosis and evaluation process will also be described. METHOD A comprehensive multidimensional, multi-informant(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the predictors of suicidal events and attempts in adolescent suicide attempters with depression treated in an open treatment trial. METHOD Adolescents who had made a recent suicide attempt and had unipolar depression (n =124) were either randomized (n = 22) or given a choice (n = 102) among three conditions. Two participants withdrew(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the course of depression during the treatment of adolescents with depression who had recently attempted suicide. METHOD Adolescents (N = 124), ages 12 to 18 years, with a 90-day history of suicide attempt, a current diagnosis of depressive disorder (96.0% had major depressive disorder), and a Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of a long-acting methylphenidate (MPH) formulation, beaded MPH (B-MPH), for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 4- and 5-year-old children. METHOD Eleven children (9 boys and 2 girls) with ADHD received 4 weeks of B-MPH treatment in a single-site,(More)
Causal beliefs have been shown to affect performance in a wide variety of reasoning and problem solving. One type of judgment bias that can result from implicit causal models is causal asymmetry -the tendency to judge predictive inferences as more plausible than comparable diagnostic inferences. In the present study we investigate if the directionality of(More)
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