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Risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Children of Adults With ADHD Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00181857
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Craig B. Surman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  Purpose
The researchers plan to explore the validity of the category of ADHD NOS by identifying the risk for ADHD in the children of ADHD NOS adult probands and identifying common correlates of ADHD in these children. The researchers hypothesize that the rate of ADHD will be higher in the children of the ADHD NOS probands than the rate of ADHD previously published for siblings of proband children with ADHD; and ADHD children of ADHD NOS adults will have higher rates of school failure (as measured by their rate of repeated grades, need for tutoring, and placement in special classes) than their non-ADHD siblings.

Condition
ADHD

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Children of Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Not Otherwise Specified: A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Craig B. Surman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ADHD Diagnosis [ Time Frame: at evaluation ]

Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Children of Adults with ADHD NOS

Detailed Description:

We plan to explore the validity of the category of ADHD NOS by identifying the risk for ADHD in the children of ADHD NOS adult probands and identifying common correlates of ADHD in these children. We hypothesize the rate of ADHD will be higher in the children of the ADHD NOS probands than the rate of ADHD previously published for siblings of proband children with ADHD; and ADHD children of ADHD NOS adults will have higher rates of school failure (as measured by their rate of repeated grades, need for tutoring, and placement in special classes) than their non-ADHD siblings.

The proposed study includes a one-time fifteen minute survey derived from the ADHD module of the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders - Epidemiological Version (KSADS-E) with the proband of an ADHD NOS study regarding his/her children, in order to assess possible ADHD symptoms of that child. We also ask "school questions" regarding certain aspects of a child's educational experience.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children of Adults with ADHD NOS
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Must be a biological child of an ADHD NOS proband. The proband must meet the following criterion:

  1. Age: above 18 years
  2. Sex: male or female
  3. Intelligence quotient (IQ) above 80
  4. Met criteria for the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder not otherwise specified (ADHD NOS), by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), as manifested in clinical evaluation and confirmed by structured interview. This is operationalized by either:

    • having at least 6 out of 9 current DSM-IV items of either inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity but < 5 items from either list in childhood, or
    • having 5 out of 9 current DSM-IV items of either inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity, but not having the 6 current symptoms in either category. This second category will be included independent of the presence or absence of ADHD symptoms in childhood.
  5. Had a Clinical Global Impression: ADHD score of 4 (moderately ill) or higher illness severity at a clinical evaluation.
  6. Has at least one biological offspring

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. No adequate informant is available to answer the survey questions.
  2. Sensorimotor deficits. (These include deficits that would impede the survey process, e.g. profound deafness, blindness, inadequate command of the English language, or profound disorders of language.)
  3. Psychosis, autism, schizophrenia.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00181857


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Craig Surman, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Craig B. Surman, MD, Scientific Director of the Adult ADHD Program, Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00181857     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-P-002687
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Keywords provided by Craig B. Surman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital:
ADHD NOS
familial risk
children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Hyperkinesis
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms


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