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Project Title

Project Title

Functional neuroimaging of attention in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Yerys, Benjamin

Description

Description

The presence of co-occurring symptoms, inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity, leads to worse outcomes (more maladaptive behaviors and poorer daily living skills) in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Standard treatments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have reduced efficacy in children with ASD. This suggests an alternative pathophysiology for the ADHD symptoms in ASD. This study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and resting state MRI along with novel, data-driven methods to examine brain networks disrupted in children with ASD and ADHD symptoms.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

192365

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2013

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

Functional neuroimaging of attention in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

5R21MH092615-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Functional neuroimaging of attention in autism | 234240 | 2011 | 1R21MH092615-01

 
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