Synaptic Gating and ADHD: A Biological Theory of Comorbidity of ADHD and Anxiety

  title={Synaptic Gating and ADHD: A Biological Theory of Comorbidity of ADHD and Anxiety},
  author={Florence L{\'e}vy},
To derive a biologically based theory of comorbidity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Theoretical concepts and empirical studies were reviewed to determine whether the behavioral inhibition concept provided an understanding of biological processes involved in comorbidity in ADHD. Empirical studies of ADHD have shown comorbidity of ADHD and anxiety, while studies of behavioral inhibition tend to suggest independent disruptive and anxiety traits. This paradox can be resolved by… CONTINUE READING
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