Journal article

Epilepsy in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Shanlee M Davis, Slavica K Katusic, William J Barbaresi, Jill Killian, Amy L Weaver, Ruth Ottman, Elaine C Wirrell

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

Previous studies have suggested a higher incidence of symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with epilepsy, but few have investigated epilepsy in children with ADHD. The objective here was to compare the incidence and characteristics of epilepsy among population-based, research identified cohorts of children with (n = 358) and without ADHD (n = 728), based on medical record review to age 20 years. Data abstracted included characteristics of seizures, testing, and treatment. Cases were 2.7 times more likely than controls to have epilepsy (95% CI = 0.94-7.76; P = 0.066), had earlier seizure onset (median age, 5.5 vs 15 years; P = 0.020), and exhibited a trend t..

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Awarded by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Awarded by Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health


Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH &HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Awarded by NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING


Funding Acknowledgements

This publication was made possible by support under grant 1 TL1 RR024152 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. The project was also supported by research grants from the Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health (HD29745, AR30582, and R01NS043472).