Research Objective

This longitudinal study began at Boston Children’s Hospital. Children ages 3-7 with and without symptoms of ADHD were recruited to participate in a three-part longitudinal study searching for the underlying cause of ADHD in young childhood. Through different neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI), brain differences were studied in attempt to identify a neurobiological predictor  of ADHD persistence from early to middle childhood. A final diagnostic interview (currently ongoing) was conducted after the children turned 8 to determine persistence and change in ADHD diagnosis across young childhood.