ADHD, learning, and academic performance in phenylketonuria

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Despite having average intellectual abilities, academic difficulties are relatively common in children and adolescents with PKU. These academic difficulties may be a function of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning deficits, and processing speed deficits, all of which are known to affect academic performance in non-PKU populations. This review focuses on what is currently known about academic performance in youth with PKU and offers suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S52-S58
JournalMolecular Genetics and Metabolism
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • ADHD
  • Phenylketonuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology


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