Brain Self-Activation in Adults with ADHD - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn how the brain works during motivation, learning, memory, and reward tasks in people with ADHD.

What is the Condition Being Studied?


Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults who:
- Are18 to 45 years old
- Are diagnosed with ADHD
- Are not taking any medication for ADHD
- Are healthy
- Do not have metal in the body (implants, non-removable piercing or dental retainers)
- Weigh less than 250 lbs

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Let the doctor examine you to see if you have ADHD
- Have 7 study visits which includes 4 MRIs
- Complete surveys and questionnaires

Study Details

Full Title
Increasing Motivation in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Via Self-activation of Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA)
Principal Investigator
Rachel Adcock
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00070749
NCT: NCT02723708
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
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