Risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Children of Adults With ADHD Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
|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|
- ADHD Diagnosis [ Time Frame: at evaluation ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children of Adults with ADHD NOS
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00181857
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Craig Surman, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|