Salivary dehydroepiandrosterone, but not cortisol, is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Wang2011SalivaryDB,
  title={Salivary dehydroepiandrosterone, but not cortisol, is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Liang-Jen Wang and Yu-Shu Huang and Chen-Cheng Hsiao and Yuan-Lin Chiang and Chih-Ching Wu and Zong-Yi Shang and C K Chen},
  journal={The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={99-109}
}
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to determine whether salivary levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and cortisol are associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or correlated with performance on the Continuous Performance Test (CPT). METHODS Fifty ADHD patients and 50 age- and gender-matched controls aged between 6 and 12 years were included in this cross-sectional study. DHEA and cortisol levels were determined from saliva samples collected by the passive… CONTINUE READING

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