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Table 6 Pearson correlation analyses in the female ADHD patient sample (level of significance p < 0.008, pACC n = 48, cerebellum n = 42). Presented are Pearson correlation coefficients and p values

From: Neurochemical sex differences in adult ADHD patients: an MRS study

  WURS-k CAARS-inattention CAARS-hyper-activity-impulsivity CAARS-total-symp-toms CAARS-ADHD Index BDI WURS-k CAARS-inattention CAARS-hyper-activity-impulsivity CAARS-total symptoms CAARS-ADHD Index BDI
fADHD - pACC fADHD–cerebellum
Cre r = − 0.159 r = − 0.021 r = 0.065 r = 0.030 r = 0.108 r = − 0.149 r = − 0.082 r = 0.123 r = 0.132 r = 0.166 r = 0.049 r = − 0.252
p = 0.281 p = 0.887 p = 0.659 p = 0.840 p = 0.465 p = 0.313 p = 0.604 p = 0.437 p = 0.404 p = 0.293 p = 0.757 p = 0.107
t-Cho r = − 0.152 r = − 0.162 r = 0.067 r = − 0.059 r = − 0.090 r = − 0.341 r = − 0.060 r = 0.063 r = 0.068 r = 0.110 r = 0.046 r = − 0.199
p = 0.301 p = 0.271 p = 0.649 p = 0.691 p = 0.541 p = 0.018 p = 0.704 p = 0.692 p = 0.668 p = 0.486 p = 0.773 p = 0.206
Glx r = − 0.026 r = − 0.112 r = 0.154 r = 0.037 r = 0.063 r = − 0.132 r = 0.125 r = 0.375 r = 0.080 r = 0.274 r = 0.240 r = 0.020
p = 0.859 p = 0.449 p = 0.296 p = 0.803 p = 0.670 p = 0.369 p = 0.432 p = 0.014 p = 0.614 p = 0.079 p = 0.126 p = 0.900
NAA r = −0.180 r = 0.022 r = − 0.016 r = − 0.016 r = 0.123 r = − 0.128 r = − 0.213 r = − 0.047 r = 0.046 r = 0.038 r = 0.103 r = − 0.247
p = 0.220 p = 0.881 p = 0.914 p = 0.916 p = 0.404 p = 0.386 p = 0.175 p = 0.768 p = 0.774 p = 0.812 p = 0.518 p = 0.115
mI r = − 0.254 r = − 0.139 r = − 0.199 r = − 0.180 r = − 0.157 r = − 0.206 r = − 0.020 r = 0.236 r = 0.028 r = 0.168 r = 0.074 r = 0.025
p = 0.081 p = 0.344 p = 0.175 p = 0.221 p = 0.288 p = 0.160 p = 0.898 p = 0.133 p = 0.860 p = 0.289 p = 0.640 p = 0.874
  1. Abbreviations: fADHD female ADHD patients, pACC pregenual anterior cingulate cortex, WURS-k Wender Utah Rating Scale, CAARS-S:L Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales-Self Report: Long Version, BDI Beck Depression Inventory, Cre creatine, t-Cho phosphorylcholine + glycerylphosphorylcholine, Glx glutamate + glutamine, NAA N-acetylaspartate, mI myo-inositol. For reference see text. Italicized data denote nominally significant at p < 0.05