Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at risk of exhibiting academic difficulties, poor social relations, substance abuse and criminal behavior. Many of these difficulties are showcased during adolescent; therefore, it is crucial to understand the development of ADHD in both boys and girls. Furthermore, there is an increasing recognition that gender may be a factor in the development of ADHD.

With adolescent boys, they show more impulsive risk-taking while girls show more emotional dysregulation. ADHD children demonstrate significant deficits in both motor and cognitive responses control. It is important to examine gender differences in the developmental course of ADHD.

The goal of this research project is to examine the impact on adolescent mental health and behavioral outcomes. We will use response control tasks and structural and functional neuroimaging methods to examine response control and brain connectivity in adolescents with ADHD. There is a lack of research that examine the developmental of response control in children with ADHD. Findings from this research will examine the relevance of gender in response control in children with ADHD. We are inviting participants who participated in past studies for follow-up with at least two years in between each visit and new participants. More>