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Attentional Functions and Stress, Implications for ADHD

  • Petr Bob
  • Jana Konicarova
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Abstract

Attentional and executive functions are related to cognitive processes represented by large scale coordinated neural activities that enable behavioral functions, and their dysfunctions are related psychopathological symptoms that manifest in ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other neuropsychiatric disorders (Teicher et al. 2003; Savitz et al. 2006; Bob 2011). For more detailed understanding how stress may influence ADHD seems to be very important that various functional changes in ADHD and PTSD are likely similar and it is possible to expect that various processes described in stress related disorder will be important in ADHD etiology (Ford et al. 2000; Adler et al. 2004; Daud and Rydelius 2009; Martinez et al. 2016).

Keywords

Attention ADHD Stress Executive functions Consciousness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Bob
    • 1
  • Jana Konicarova
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Neuropsychiatric Research of Traumatic Stress, Department of Psychiatry & UHSLFirst Faculty of Medicine, Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.TCM KlinikBad KotztingGermany

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