Biological Rhythm Disturbances in Drug-Free Adult ADHD Patients

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Objective: The aim of study was to examine the biological rhythms in drug-free ADHD patients with healthy controls in across-sectional study.Methods: 50 adult ADHD patients %26 female) between 17 and 42 years old (M=27.76 SD:6.80) and healthy controls (%56.6female) between 18 and 63 years old (M=31.39 SD:8.12) were recruited from Health Sciences University’s Bakirkoy MentalHealth Training and Research Hospital. Participants were assessed with clinical interview, Wender-Utah Adult ADHD RatingScale and the Biological Rhythms Interview of Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (BRIAN).Results: Adult ADHD patients scored higher on total scores (t=8.75, p<0.001), eating patterns (t=2.55, p<0.001), sleep patternssocial rhythm (t=3.41, p=0.001) and activity levels (t=3.0, p<0.001) in regarding to biologic rhythms. In the BRIAN subdomains;activity levels (t=4.59, p<0.001) and sleep-eating patterns (t=3.62, p<0.001) were also significantly different between the two groups.Conclusions: Our findings suggested that there was a significant difference between ADHD patients and healthy controls inmost dimensions of biorhythm.
ADHD, Adult, Biorhythm, Chronotype
TARAKÇIOĞLU M, SAKARYA D, GÜNAY AKSOY Ş, SAKARYA A, AKSOY U (2019). Biological Rhythm Disturbances in Drug-Free Adult ADHD Patients. Psychiatry and behavioral sciences (Online), 9(1), 18 - 22. 10.5455/PBS.20180815041833