Reviewed by Michael Gill, B. Sc.
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Phase-Based Progress Estimates
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Effectiveness
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Safety

30 Minute Trainingfor Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

18 - 65
All Sexes
The overall objective of the current study is to determine whether computerized Working Memory (WM) training will enhance WM capacity in college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are also four additional objectives. The first is to investigate whether the program's efficacy is impacted by the duration of the daily training sessions. The second is to determine whether improvements in WM will generalize to secondary outcome tasks, such as inhibitory control and planning. The third objective is to examine whether WM training will also ameliorate ADHD symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity. The last objective is to investigate whether improvements will be maintained at a two month follow-up period. The investigators will also be assessing healthy control participants,who will not be receiving treatment, but will be used as a basis of comparison with the ADHD participants, It is expected that the computerized WM training program will enhance WM capacity in college students with ADHD. In addition, it is believed that these increases in WM capacity will also lead to improvements in other executive functions. It is also hypothesized that WM training will lead to a reduction in ADHD symptomology. Lastly, these improvements should be maintained at three month follow-up.
Phase 1
Waitlist Available
Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) at The University of TorontoRosemary Tannock, Ph.D.
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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 21st, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 11th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

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