Title: Effectiveness of a brain-computer interface based programme for the treatment of ADHD: a pilot study
year: 2010
Journal: Psychopharmacol Bull
Volume: 43
Issue: 1
Pages: 73-82
Epubdate: 29/06/2010
Alternate Journal: Psychopharmacology bulletin
ISSN: 0048-5764 (Print)
Accession Number: 20581801
Abstract: Majority of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have significant inattentive symptoms. We developed a progressive series of activities involving brain-computer interface-based games which could train users to improve their concentration. This pilot study investigated if the intervention could be utilized in children and if it could improve inattentive symptoms of ADHD. Ten medication-naive children aged 7 to 12 diagnosed with ADHD (combined or inattentive subtypes) received 20 sessions of therapy over a 10-week period. They were compared with age- and gendermatched controls. Both parent and teacher-rated inattentive score on the ADHD Rating Scale-IV improved more in the intervention group. A larger scale trial is warranted to further investigate the efficacy of our treatment programme in treating ADHD.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4476
Authors Address: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Institute of Mental Health
Singapore. choon_guan_lim@imh.com.sg
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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