Development of Central Nervous System Functioning in AD/HD: a Longitudinal Study [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr AR Clarke; Prof RJ Barry

Brief description Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a debilitating problem affecting 5% of children. AD/HD causes substantial school problems and predisposes the child to drug and alcohol abuse, marital breakdown, criminal prosecution and psychiatric problems in later life. At present we know very little about the underlying causes of the behavioural changes seen in this disorder. This project will clarify the maturational abnormalities in brain function that occur from childhood through to adulthood in this disorder. Better understanding of the normal developmental paths of this disorder will have major clinical benefits as it will allow the development of more optimal treatment plans for these children.

Funding Amount $210,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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