Vitamin D status in children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder

Goksugur S. B. , Tufan A. E. , Semiz M., Gunes C., Bekdas M., Tosun M., ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.56, no.4, pp.515-519, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12286
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-519


BackgroundAttention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common psychiatric disorders of childhood, has an early onset, affecting 2-18% of children worldwide. The etiopathogenesis of ADHD is obscure. In recent studies, a low level of vitamin D has been found in association with many disorders as well as in neuropsychiatric diseases. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate serum vitamin D level in pediatric ADHD patients.