ACTH has beneficial effects on stuttering in ADHD and ASD patients with ESES: A retrospective study.

@article{Altunel2017ACTHHB,
  title={ACTH has beneficial effects on stuttering in ADHD and ASD patients with ESES: A retrospective study.},
  author={Attila Altunel and Ali Sever and Emine {\"O}zlem Altunel},
  journal={Brain & development},
  year={2017},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={130-137}
}
INTRODUCTION Etiology of stuttering remains unknown and no pharmacologic intervention has been approved for treatment. We aimed to evaluate EEG parameters and the effect of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy in stuttering. METHODS In this retrospective study, 25 patients with attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and comorbid stuttering were followed and treated with ACTH for electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES). Sleep EEGs were… CONTINUE READING