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STUDY OF TESTOSTERONE LEVELIN A COHORT OF HYPERACTIVE SCHOOL CHILDRENVERSUS SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH PRO-SOCIAL TRAITS IN IRAQI PROVINCE

Shatha Q. Jawad, Amina N. Al-Thwaini, *Salwa SH. Abdul-Wahid

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


Background: The various childhood problems that are often subsumed under the heading of "hyperactivity" occur in various combinations and, apparently, for various reasons. Objective: To assess the association between testosterone concentrations, among primary school children with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), versus control school children with pro-social traits. Subjects & Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted for the period from the first of April- 2013 to the 31 April-2014. The study sample was one hundred primary school children diagnosed with behavioral disorders including ADHD with or without conduct disorder, in comparison with (100) control school children characterized with pro-social traits. Assessment of behavioral disorders (ADHD, and conduct) depend on Rutter child behavioral Questionnaire (RCBQ), as a scale used by teachers for assessment of school children behavior, including disorders in behavior, (ADHD and conduct or antisocial behavior), versus pro-social behavior. Measurement of serum testosterone levels was done to the school children with ADHD with or without aggressive behavior and to the controls, prosocial character. Result: Testosterone levelhighly increase 0.6506 0.654 ng/ml for male's school children with ADHD than its level in pro-social control group 0.4492 0.4198 ng/ml. On the other hand ADHD, comorbid aggression group had higher testosterone levels (0.87860.8421) ng/ml), than non-aggressive ADHD group (0.43160.25689 ng/ml) with a highly significant differences (p

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