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We are looking for families with children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to participate in a research study.

This study will develop a computer game for therapeutic dose prediction for children with ADHD. The study will be conducted over a period of 8-12 weeks and involves 4 research visits at the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR II) that last about 2-3 hours. We provide free parking.

Children who participate will get weighed, take a random dose of Ritalin at each visit (0, 0.3, 0.6, or 1mg/kg), and play a video game that uses eye movements as a controller. You, the caregiver, will fill out some questionnaires on the first visit about your child’s mental health and behavior. This study does not involve any radiation or needles. Your child will earn up to $25 per research visit.



To be eligible to take part in this study, your child must meet the following requirements:

  • between 8 and 12 years old
  • diagnosed with ADHD and no other psychiatric illness
  • currently taking Ritalin or Concerta as the sole treatment for ADHD
  • currently a patient of UW Health Clinics
  • does not wear glasses (contact lenses ok)

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please email or call (608) 265-6711. This research has been approved by the University of Wisconsin IRB and is part of the research program under the direction of Dr. Luis Populin.