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Child & Adolescent ADHD

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Participate in a Study

To have your child considered for an ADHD research study, please complete the following information:

What’s in it for me?

There are several reasons people participate in clinical research:

  • Gain access to treatments before they are publicly available
  • Obtain a psychiatric evaluation and physical exam at no cost
  • Help others by contributing to medical research
  • Available medications are not helping to relieve symptoms
  • No cost medications
  • Possibility of experiencing less side effects than current treatment
  • No cost to you – no insurance is needed to participate
  • Receive compensation for time and travel (can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars)

Dr. Mattingly highlights research on ADHD symptoms developing as a result from kids playing video games!

Child & Adolescent ADHD Overview

Children with ADHD show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity in specific ways. ADHD is primarily a disorder of self-regulation. Self-regulation weaves together all the older theories of ADHD into one cohesive picture; it is also what allows humans to manage impulses, engage or disengage attention, and navigate between deliberate and automatic responses to different situations. Most children who are diagnosed with ADHD still have it as teens. During teen years, especially as the hormonal changes of adolescence are going on and the demands of school and extracurricular activities are increasing, ADHD symptoms may get worse. Often, teens with ADHD are so busy focusing on other things they forget about the task at hand. Teens with ADHD are 2-4 times more likely to have a car accident than teens without ADHD. Teens with ADHD may be impulsive, risk-taking, immature in judgment, and thrill seeking. In studies, teens with ADHD were twice as likely as other teens to have abused alcohol within the past 6 months and three times as likely to abuse drugs other than marijuana.

Symptoms of ADHD

Helpful information to know about symptoms of child & adoelscent ADHD:

  • Are in constant motion
  • Squirm and fidget
  • Do not seem to listen
  • Have trouble playing quietly
  • Often talk excessively
  • Interrupt or intrude on others
  • Are easily distracted
  • Do not finish tasks
  • Distractibility
  • Disorganization
  • Poor concentration
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

For more information or to find out if you qualify, please contact Nicole at (636) 946-8032.