This program will help us design better assessment and treatment for children with learning and attentional problems. Learn more
Welcome to the OHSU Developmental Attention Disorders Program,
OHSU operates a nationally recognized program, to study neurodevelopmental conditions related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by extreme inattention, disorganization, overactivity, and/or impulsivity that is developmentally out of the normal range and impairs functioning.The program includes initiatives in several areas related to understanding this condition. These areas involve the committed expertise of several scientists at OHSU, as follows.
Nutritional correlates of ADHD (Dr. Johnstone, Dr. Nigg)
Micronutrients in ADHD Youth Study, the "MADDY" Study (Dr. Johnstone)
Prenatal and early life signals of future ADHD risk (Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Gustafsson, Dr. Nigg)
In addition, the program coordinates the ADHD Clinical Service, a service provided through a joint collaboration of the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) and Department of Pediatrics (Institute for Development and Disability).