Phenotypic Correlates Distinguishing Sluggish Cognitive Tempo from ADHD
PI: Stephen Becker, PhD
Collaborators: Jeffery Epstein, PhD
Jing Xiang, MD, PhD
Sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), characterized by excessive daydreaming, mental confusion or seeming to be "in a fog," and slowed behavior or thinking, is beginning to be conceptualized as an attention disorder separate from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This project will be the first study to examine the phenotypic profiles and etiological correlates that distinguish children with SCT from children with ADHD. Findings from this study will inform diagnostic nosology and ultimately lead to the development and evaluation of interventions that target the unique impairments experienced by children with SCT.
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