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Diagnostic Utility of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by Brain Activity Flow Patterns Analysis Using Evoked Response Potentials

2014-08-27 03:16:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to study a device called an electroencephalograph (EEG) in the diagnosis of treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. People with ADHD have symptoms such as difficulty sustaining attention, organizing, and managing impulsivity. They can have trouble in school, at work, and at home. Subjects with ADHD who participate in this study will be given a once daily stimulant medication called osmotic release methylphenidate (Concerta) for 6 weeks, and have EEG testing done before and after the treatment period. Subjects will perform a computer based cognitive task during EEG testing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved osmotic release methylphenidate (Concerta) for the treatment of ADHD in adults and children. Similar procedures, without medication, will be performed with a sample of healthy adults without ADHD.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Intervention

Osmotic Release Methylphenidate

Location

Massachusetts General Hospital
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02138

Status

Recruiting

Source

Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:08-0400

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