University of Cincinnati Study looks at ADHD Treatment in Teens at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
October 19, 2016
A study at the University of Cincinnati (UC) will look at brain changes in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, before and after treatment with medication.
Researchers at UC will use neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging or MRI) to examine the effects of standard treatment for ADHD (a psychostimulant medication, like Adderall) on brain structure and function in adolescents with a first-degree relative with bipolar disorder.
Symptoms of ADHD can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently—behaviors like these that may have a negative impact at home, school or in social environments.