Shella Schirman

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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been associated with sensory hypersensitivity. A recent study reported visual acuity (VA) in ASD in the region reported for birds of prey. The validity of the results was subsequently doubted. This study examined VA in 34 individuals with ASD, 16 with schizophrenia (SCH), and 26 typically developing (TYP). Participants(More)
This study broadly examines executive (EF) and visuo-motor function in 30 adolescent and adult individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in comparison to 28 controls matched for age, gender, and IQ. ASD individuals showed impaired spatial working memory, whereas planning, cognitive flexibility, and inhibition were spared. Pure(More)
BACKGROUND The chronic abuse of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) as a designer drug as well as it's physiological precursors Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-Butandiole (1,4-BD) confronts child and adolescent psychiatrists with new challenges. The acute withdrawal of GHB with its cardiovascular and delirant symptoms is of particular importance for child and(More)
To assess the effectiveness and tolerability of citalopram for the acute treatment of children and adolescents suffering from depression and/or anxiety disorders. As much as 78 outpatients, aged 7–18 years with a diagnosis of depressive and/or anxiety disorder, completed an 8-week open trial with citalopram (20–40 mg/day). Outcome, side effects and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the association between polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene and citalopram effectiveness and side effects in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) and/or anxiety disorders. METHODS Outpatients, aged 7- 18 years with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,(More)
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