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The aim of the study is to assess the effect of Methylphenidate on cognitive performance and decision-making ability of ADHD adults, and to compare this effect to the effect on healthy control adults.
Two matched groups of adults - with and without ADHD diagnosis - will perform a battery of computerized tasks assessing sustained attention,working-memory,non-verbal IQ,and decision-making ability. In each group,half of the participants will perform the tasks after receiving a capsule containing methylphenidate (MPH), and the other half will perform the tasks after receiving placebo. Task performance measures will then be compared in order to assess the effect of MPH on these domains.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
methylphenidate, sweetener pill
cognitive laboratory,Shalvata MHC
Shalvata Mental Health Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:59-0400
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