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Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria

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GONCALVES, Hosana Alves et al. Attentional components and executive functions in children with ADHD: data of a flexible neuropsychological battery. J. bras. psiquiatr. [online]. 2013, vol.62, n.1, pp.13-21. ISSN 0047-2085.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0047-20852013000100003.

OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of seven boys with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD (G1) and 14 healthy controls (G2) in neuropsychological tasks. METHOD: G1 and G2 were matched by gender, age and educational level. They were assessed through attentional and executive tasks (verbal fluency and narrative discourse from MAC Battery, Bells Test - children's version, Number Random Generation, Go-no Go and auditory N-Back). RESULTS: There were remarkable differences between groups for sustained focused attention, working memory, self-monitoring, initiation and inhibition. CONCLUSION: Contributions for incipient comprehension of relationships among cognitive components in ADHD patients could be identified.

Keywords : Attention; executive functions; neuropsychology; ADHD.

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