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 uc-logoattention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, before and after treatment with medication.

Researchers at UC will use neuroimaging ( 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 oTeenwithcounselor_mid2r the need to get up frequently—behaviors like these that may have a negative impact at home, school or in social environments.

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