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Ages: 10-12

Groups: Children with ADHD & Children without ADHD

When children with ADHD become teenagers, the way they experience ADHD often changes. Researchers think this is because of how the brain changes between childhood and adolescence. In this study, we are examining how the brain changes differently in children with and without ADHD as they become teenagers, and how those changes in the brain are related to changes in symptoms and school performance.

This study involves 1-3 visits per year to UNC-CH over the course of 3-4 years. Each wave of one virtual visit and two in-person visits includes a diagnostic interview, an MRI brain scan, computer games, and questionnaires. We are currently enrolling children between the ages of 10-12 with ADHD (or suspected of having ADHD), as well as children who do not have ADHD. 

If you are interested in participating, contact us at or (919) 525-1055. You can also fill out an online screening form to determine your child’s eligibility here:

For more information on what it’s like to participate in our studies:

  • Kids: please click here
  • Parents: please click here