Anticipatory Electrodermal Response as a Differentiating Somatic Marker Between Children with ADHD and Controls
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Six children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and five control children between the ages of 9 and 11 years were administered an adapted version of the Iowa Gambling Task while measuring anticipatory electrodermal response (EDR). Anticipatory EDR measures were compared between groups. Results indicate that the ADHD group exhibited significantly lower autonomic reactivity to anticipated consequences, evidencing a neuropsychological profile similar to patients with lesions in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
KeywordsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Anticipatory Electrodermal Response (EDR) Somatic marker Iowa Gambling Task Prefrontal cortex
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This human participants study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the College and was performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments.
All participants provided informed consent prior to the study.
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