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Project Title

Project Title

ADHD symptoms in autism: Cognition, behavior, treatment

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Pearson, Deborah

Description

Description

This project will evaluate cognitive and behavioral functioning and co-occurring psychiatric symptoms in ASD children ages 7-12, both with and without symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivitv Disorder (ADHD). The cognitive and behavioral response to placebo, low, medium, and high doses of methylphenidate (MPH) in children with Autism/ADHD will also be studied in a medication treatment trial, using a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design to determine optimal MPH dosages. The primary goals of the proposed research are to characterize ADHD in school-aged children with Autistic Disorder (DSM-IV) and to assess their cognitive and behavioral response to MPH.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

271086

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4LC. Conduct at least one study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medications commonly used in the treatment of co-occurring conditions or specific behavioral issues in people with ASD by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $10,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

ADHD symptoms in autism: Cognition, behavior, treatment (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

State/Country

State/Country

Texas

Project Number

Project Number

5R01MH072263-05

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

ADHD symptoms in autism: Cognition, behavior, treatment | 273390 | 2008 | R01MH072263-04

 
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