S Sprich-Buckminster

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A widely variable overlap ranging from 10 to 92% has been reported in the literature between attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADDH) and learning disability (LD), most likely a result of inconsistencies in the criteria used to define LD in different studies. The following study seeks to more accurately determine rates of LD in clinically(More)
We examined 140 probands with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, 120 normal controls, and their 822 first-degree relatives using "blind" raters and structured diagnostic interviews. Compared with controls, probands with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were more likely to have conduct, mood, and anxiety disorders. Compared with relatives of(More)
Trichotillomania is a little-known disorder with wider prevalence and more significant consequences than previously believed. While sharing similarities with obsessive-compulsive disorder, compelling differences from it have also been noted. This fact, coupled with recognized overlap with other obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, has resulted in the(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the role of pregnancy, delivery, and infancy complications (PDICs) in the etiology of attention deficit disorder (ADD) addressing issues of comorbidity and familiarity by formulating and testing multiple hypotheses. METHOD Subjects were six to 17-year-old boys with DSM-III attention deficit disorder (ADD, N = 73), psychiatric (N =(More)
Studies have investigated associations between the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and clinical diagnoses without assessing the impact of comorbidity on these results. This study evaluates associations between parental reports from the CBCL and a structured diagnostic interview in children with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADDH) stratified(More)
Using structured psychiatric interviews, 73 attention deficit disorder (ADD) patients, 26 psychiatric control patients, 26 normal controls, and all available first degree relatives of these index children were examined. ADD subgroups with and without comorbid psychiatric disorders did not differ on rates of specific ADD symptoms. The construct of ADD is(More)
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