Neuropeptide Y levels in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


Hekim Bozkurt O., GÜNEY E., Goker Z., Senses Dinc G., Alisik M., Erel O., ...More

Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi, vol.29, no.1, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi

Abstract

Objective: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in adolescence, however, the etiology has not been described. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is one potential factor that may be involved in the etiology of ADHD. The goal of this study was to evaluate NPY levels in children with ADHD and compare the findings to healthy controls.