Researchers in the Iowa ADHD and Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology invite families to participate in a study of the genetics of ADHD.
We are looking for families with:
- One child between the ages of 10-14 with confirmed or suspected ADHD
- A full biological sibling of that child between the ages of 8-17
- Any available biological parents
All family members must:
- Be native speakers of English
- Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing
- Have no physical limitations that would prevent them from doing paper/pencil tasks
- Have no history of Tourette's Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia or Psychotic disorder
Children and adults taking stimulant medication must do a 24-48 hour wash-out prior to the visit. Children taking Tenex or Intuniv (guanfacine) or Strattera (atomextine) are not eligible to participate.
Participation requires families complete a series of 2 three-hour visits at the Spence Laboratories of Psychology on the University of Iowa campus. Parents will complete a diagnostic interview for themselves and their children. All participants (parents and children) will also complete neurocognitive testing and will provide a saliva sample for DNA analyses. Additional questionnaires will also be completed by parents and teachers. Compensation and diagnostic feedback are provided.