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A Case of Dandy-Walker Variant Disorder Associated With Multiple Neuropsychiatric Comorbidities Managed With Behavioral Therapy
Arnab Bhattacharya, M.B.B.S., D.P.M.; Pushpal Desarkar, M.D., D.P.M.; Shamsul Haque, M.D., D.P.M.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013;25:E03-E04. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11110354
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Tata Motors Hospital Jamshedpur, India
Dept. of Deaddiction Psychiatry University of Toronto Canada
Central Institute of Psychiatry Ranchi, India

Correspondence: Dr. Bhattacharya; e-mail: arnab2013@gmail.com

Copyright © 2013 American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by deficits in attention, with impulsivity and motoric hyperactivity, and it may have predominance of either inattention or hyperactivity or have a mixture of both. ADHD patients have a core problem of being unable to delay or inhibit a response, which is considered to be a central executive function, and one of the structures modulating this is the cerebellum.1 Various studies have already pointed toward cerebellar deficits in ADHD, and vermal volume was consistently found to be significantly less in children with ADHD.2

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