A Preliminary Investigation of the Relation Between Thyroid Functioning and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Children

  title={A Preliminary Investigation of the Relation Between Thyroid Functioning and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Children},
  author={Stephen P. Becker and Aaron M. Luebbe and Leilani Greening and Paula J. Fite and Laura Stoppelbein},
  journal={Journal of Attention Disorders},
  pages={240 - 246}
Objective: To test the hypothesis that thyroid functioning would be uniquely associated with sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) symptoms but not Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) symptoms of ADHD. Method: Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was collected from a sample of psychiatrically hospitalized children (N = 570; ages = 6-12), with rates of TSH similar to those found in the normative pediatric population. Caregivers completed narrowband measures of SCT… 

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