Does attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder exacerbate executive dysfunction in children with neurofibromatosis type 1?

@article{Payne2012DoesAD,
  title={Does attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder exacerbate executive dysfunction in children with neurofibromatosis type 1?},
  author={Jonathan M Payne and Shelley S Arnold and Natalie A. Pride and Kathryn N North},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 10},
  pages={898-904}
}
AIM Although approximately 40% of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) meet diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the impact of ADHD on the executive functioning of children with NF1 is not understood. We investigated whether spatial working memory and response inhibition are impaired in children with NF1 without a diagnosis of ADHD and whether executive deficits are exacerbated in children with a comorbid diagnosis. METHOD Forty-nine children aged 7… CONTINUE READING

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