UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Official Title
Genetics of ADHD Study

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.

Start Date
March 7, 2013
End Date
September 7, 2013
Gender Preference
Age Group
0 - 99 years
Principal Investigator
Contact Info

Call (319) 335-3519

Email at IowaADHD@gmail.com

ADHD ; psychiatry ;

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