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Development of central nervous system functioning in ADHD: a longitudinal study

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood. Although the symptom profile changes, approximately half of childhood sufferers continue to have the AD/HD as adults. However, little is known about the maturational changes in central nervous system (CNS) functioning which underlie the symptom changes that occur in this disorder. This project will investigate long-term maturational changes from childhood to adulthood, and test the validity of the maturational-lag model of AD/HD. Developmental changes will also be investigated in different types of AD/HD and between males and females. This project will add significantly to our understanding of maturational process in this disorder.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0987232

Local Award Id


  • 10349

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood. Although the symptom profile changes, approximately half of childhood sufferers continue to have the AD/HD as adults. However, little is known about the maturational changes in central nervous system (CNS) functioning which underlie the symptom changes that occur in this disorder. This project will investigate long-term maturational changes from childhood to adulthood, and test the validity of the maturational-lag model of AD/HD. Developmental changes will also be investigated in different types of AD/HD and between males and females. This project will add significantly to our understanding of maturational process in this disorder.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0987232

Local Award Id


  • 10349