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Project Title

Project Title

Neural dissection of hyperactivity/inattention in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Castellanos, Francisco

Description

Description

Although many school-age children with autism spectrum disorders are also hyperactive and inattentive, which further limits their school and social functioning, researchers have been unable to determine whether the brain processes responsible for such ADHD-like symptoms are the same as in typical ADHD or whether they reflect distinct brain processes. Using new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to measure spontaneous brain function (functional connectivity of neural circuits), this study will disentangle these issues in three groups of children: children with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, children with ADHD, and typically developing children to use as experimental controls. If successful, the types of brain mechanisms that are involved in hyperactivity and inattention in children with autism will be better understood, and then this new knowledge can be applied to guide targeted treatment studies.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1117595

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2011

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SE. Launch three studies that target the underlying biological mechanisms of co-occurring conditions with autism, including seizures/epilepsy, sleep disorders, wandering/elopement behavior, and familial autoimmune disorders, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Neural dissection of hyperactivity/inattention in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

New York University School of Medicine

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

5R01HD065282-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Neural dissection of hyperactivity/inattention in autism | 1179863 | 2009 | 1R01HD065282-01

 
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