Catecholamine functioning in children with traumatic brain injuries and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Konrad2003CatecholamineFI,
  title={Catecholamine functioning in children with traumatic brain injuries and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Kerstin Konrad and Siegfried Gauggel and Josef O. Schurek},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={425-33}
}
Recent studies suggest that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) show changes in similar neuronal networks, including the dopaminergic (DA) and norepinephrinergic (NA) systems. Therefore, indirect measures of catecholamine activity were assessed. Twenty-six children with TBI, 31 children with ADHD, and 26 normal controls, 8 to 12 years of age, were investigated with a 90-min cognitive test battery. Before and after the… CONTINUE READING