This study is currently recruiting.

Study Name: Adolescent Changes in Brain and Behavior in Boys and Girls with ADHD

Description:  This research study is being done to learn more about response control and anatomical brain differences in adolescents, between the ages of 12 and 17 years old, with and without ADHD. This research study will help to evaluate brain development and functional outcomes over the course of childhood and adolescence. The study takes place over two days, from about 8:45am – 3:45pm, with an hour break for lunch. The testing is completed at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore City, 716 North Broadway, 3rd Floor. During the first visit, participants will receive an IQ test, participate in a semi-structured interview, and complete computer games. During the second visit, participants will complete motor testing, a 60-minute MRI scan, and a 90-minute electroencephalogram (EEG). Parents will complete a 1-2-hour semi-structured interview. No radiation or dyes are used, only magnets. For their participation, children will receive a check for $50.00 per day of study participation; they will also receive a picture of their brain if they are able to complete the MRI scan. Parents will receive an evaluation report on the IQ and achievement test results of their child. There is no charge to participate in the study.

Eligibility & Criteria

IRB #: IRB00064633  

Principal Investigator: Stewart Mostofsky

Eligible Age Range:  12 - 17 years

Gender: All

Diagnosis:  Are typically developing OR have ADHD. Children with a history of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), traumatic brain injury, and/or developmental delays may not be eligible to participate.

Contact Information:  Alyssa DeRonda,, 443-923-9258

Study Keywords:  ADHD

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