Our research uses neuroimaging and neurocognitive methods to better understand ADHD and related child psychiatric disorders as well as normal brain development from childhood to adulthood.
Main goal of our research
The main goal of our research is to understand of how the brain structure and brain function in ADHD and related childhood disorders differ from normal brain development, and how they differ between each other. We think that a better understanding of this will lead to a better understanding of the disorder-specific underlying brain deficits which will ultimately lead to more targeted treatment development, be it pharmacological or non-pharmacological.
The understanding of the effects of neurotransmitter manipulations and the mechanisms of action of existing pharmacological treatment will shed light on the underlying neurotransmitter abnormalities in these disorders. This may ultimately lead to more targeted pharmacological treatment development.
In addition to pharmacological treatment, we are, however, also pioneering novel non-pharmacological treatment for ADHD such as Neurotherapy through Neurofeedback.