Journal article

Olfactory impairments in child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Felicity R Karsz, Alasdair Vance, Vicki A Anderson, Peter G Brann, Stephen J Wood, Christos Pantelis, Warrick J Brewer

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry | PHYSICIANS POSTGRADUATE PRESS | Published : 2008


OBJECTIVE: This study compared unilateral olfactory identification abilities in children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and evaluated the utility of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) as a potential screening tool for the diagnosis of ADHD. METHOD: Subjects comprised 44 children with DSM-IV ADHD (aged 7-16 years) from 2 Melbourne, Australia, hospital outpatient clinics and 44 healthy children matched for age and sex. The children were assessed from March 2004 to October 2004 for olfactory identification ability using the UPSIT, and behavioral data were gathered using the Rowe Behavioral Rating Inventory. Background and demograph..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Colonial Foundation and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant (ID: 350241). Dr. Wood is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Award (H). 359223) and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Dr. Brewer is the recipient of an NHMRC Career Development Award (ID: 454792).The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Rebecca Barnett, Ph.D.; Stephanie Kempton, Ph.D.; and Joanne Panayiotis, Ph.D., of Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, who assisted in the collection of data. Drs. Barnett, Kempton, and Panayiotis have no pertinent financial or commercial relationships relative to the subject of this article. The authors thank the families and children who generously gave of their time to participate in this research.The authors report no additional financial or other relationships relevant to the subject of this article.