Third-Party Funded Projects on ADHD


Topic: Vigilance regulation as a predictor for the response to psychostimulants in adult patients with ADHD
Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl, Leipzig
Local PI: Ltd. OA Prof. Dr. Stefan Unterecker
Project duration: 2016-2018

Based on the hypothesis that unstable vigilance regulation is a pathogenetic factor in patients with ADHD, the aim of this study is to investigate the role of EEG vigilance regulation in adult ADHD patients as a predictor for their response to treatment with psychostimulants. For this purpose, we determine he EEG vigilance regulation (computer-aided using the VIGALL algorithm) in adult ADHD patients before and after a weight adapted medication with retarded methylphenidate. Under the direction of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Leipzig (head: Prof. Dr. med. U. Hegerl), this multicentric study was conducted in 8 centers throughout Germany. Recruitment was successfully completed. The results are currently being evaluated. The publication is in preparation.

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