New research sets out to help children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Researchers from Imperial College London have today been granted an award of 221,700 to study ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) by Cerebra, the foundation for the brain-injured infant.

ADHD is a behavioural condition affecting up to fifteen percent of children in the UK. Symptoms include poor attention span, weak impulse control and hyperactivity

Lead researcher, Professor John Gruzelier from Imperial College London at the Charing Cross hospital says: "Research from America has shown that although manageable in up to sixty percent of children, ADHD is not curable, and up to seventy percent of children fail to outgrow it. Medication is available, but is only effective in less than half of all cases. This, combined with significant side effects, such as loss of appetite, headaches, sleeping problems, mood problems and growth reduction, means there is an urgent need for a more effective treatment."

The study will examine whether a therapy known as EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, can help to treat children suffering from ADHD. Neurofeedback is a process that will allow children to view their brain activity on a computer. Changes in cortical activity are fed back to the child in the form of visual and auditory images.

Research has shown that children with ADHD exhibit excess slow wave (4-8Hz) activity and reduced fast wave (12-20Hz) activity. The aim will be to correct this imbalance by training children to decrease slow wave activity and where appropriate increase the fast wave activity.

Professor Gruzelier adds: "As a treatment for ADHD, Neurofeedback has the potential to provide long term benefits in cognition and behaviour. Importantly it is non-invasive, has no known side effects and if proven successful may reduce dependency on Ritalin."

David Williams, Head of Research at Cerebra adds: "We are extremely pleased to be able to fund this project. Imperial are acknowledged leaders in this field, a

Contact: Tony Stephenson
Imperial College London

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
2. U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
3. Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
4. Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
5. RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
6. UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
7. Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
8. US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
9. Ethical discussion should come before research
10. Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
11. Gene for age-related macular degeneration discovered by Yale researchers

Post Your Comments:

(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 13, 2020 , ... ... sectors, committed to achieving health equity for all Americans will unveil its new ... February 26th event at the National Press Club. , The event will feature ...
(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 13, 2020 , ... President ... year, his budget proposes substantial, damaging cuts to foreign affairs, global health, and ... development and diplomacy, slashes USAID global health programs by $3.1B, and significantly reduces ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... , ... February 11, 2020 , ... ... services and solutions, today announced its move to a new, significantly larger business ... customer base alongside significant expansion in the development of digital technology platforms. , ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... ... February 11, 2020 , ... ... Expanded Second Edition: From Sourcing to Butchery, Mindful Meat Eating for the Modern ... by New Society Publishers, this new version brings discussions of responsible meat production, ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... ... February 10, 2020 , ... Buxton is pleased ... healthcare division. In this role, Nikki will support Buxton’s current and prospective clients ... product development. , “The healthcare industry is increasingly understanding the importance of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2020)... ... 16, 2020 , ... In Partnership with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation ... WA office. , A limited number of appointments are available, but there is plenty ... or to schedule an appointment, please call (509)-820-4302. , Who: Bright Now! Dental, Where: ...
(Date:2/15/2020)... ... February 14, 2020 , ... February ... between the organisms that cause inflammatory gum disease (e.g., periodontitis) and systemic inflammatory ... , offers new tools in the fight against common dental problems such as ...
(Date:2/14/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Dignitana AB , world leader in scalp cooling innovation, ... sponsor three signature events in 2020 with Susan G. Komen®. The sponsorship extends Dignitana’s ... the Cure® and MORE THAN PINK Walk® events in key Dignitana markets throughout year. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: