If you are an Oregonian subscriber, then you likely saw this story when you cracked the paper this morning.
It explains how, thanks to the hard work of OHSU researchers, we’re beginning to learn a lot more about the various subtypes of ADHD. That means we can become better at treating kids who struggle with the condition.
An excerpt from today’s article:
The latest findings suggest ADHD may have five or more distinct subtypes. Knowing these subtypes seems to make it easier to accurately diagnose children. Eventually, the work could point to more tailored treatments.
“We have treatments that work, in the sense that most children will see some benefit,” says Joel T. Nigg, a professor of psychology at OHSU. “The big problem is, if you take the treatment away the problem returns. You have not cured it, you’ve just contained it.”
For those families struggling with ADHD, there are lots of opportunities to take part in OHSU research.
Here’s the contact info