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Evidence-based research is at the foundation of CHADD's efforts to improve the lives of individuals affected by ADHD. CHADD is committed to supporting researchers who study the many facets of ADHD. Researchers often seek human subjects to participate in these studies as they learn more about ADHD's diagnosis, treatment, and its implications across the lifespan for children, adults and families.

As a service to CHADD members and the general public, CHADD is happy to provide this list for those who wish to participate in a research study. This list is not a comprehensive list of all studies. In each case, the researcher conducting the study has requested to be listed here, and the studies listed have been approved by CHADD's Professional Advisory Board.

To learn more about participating in research studies and clinical trials see The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)'s Education Center, or FDA 101: Clinical Trials and Institutional Review Boards.

Current Research Studies (listed alphabetically by State)

Date Posted Active Until
Study Name


5/9/16 April 1, 2017 Parental Perceptions of Utilizing Exercise as a Treatment Option for Adolescents with ADHD Robert Rhodes

5/5/16 Ongoing Family- Oriented Electronic Guided Meditation as Treatment for School-Aged Children with ADHD Kim Fishbach, MA
5/5/16 June 30, 2017 An Examination of the Relationship between Sleep and Parental Distress and Medicated and Partially-Medicated Children with ADHD Brandi Walker, MA, LGPC, CRC
Howard.Univ.ADHD.Research Facebook
Various Locations 7/1/2016 February 2017 Treatment of Impulsive Aggression in Subjects With ADHD in Conjunction with Standard ADHD Treatment (CHIME 1) Stefan Schwabe, MD, PhD
Various Locations 7/1/2016 February 2017 Treatment of Impulsive Aggression in Subjects With ADHD in Conjunction with Standard ADHD Treatment (CHIME 2) Stefan Schwabe, MD, PhD
Los Angeles CA 9/14/15 June 2017 Developmental Pilot Study for External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for ADHD Jenny Cowen, PhD
Sacramento CA 1/21/15 January 2018 Early development of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder Alesha Hill
Atlanta GA 6/25/15 July 2016 Protocol SEP360-301: A Randomized, Double-blind, Multicenter, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Efficacy and Safety Study of 2 Doses of [investigational product] in Adults with ADHD Dondra Kinna
Bethesda MD 4/29/15 Ongoing Neuroimaging Omega-3 and Reward in Adults with ADHD (NORAA) Trial
(Recruitment Poster)
Rachel V. Gow, PhD
Bethesda MD 6/16/14 Ongoing Comparing ADHD to Bipolar Disorder in Children: Investigations of Brain Function and Irritability Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Kenneth Towbin, MD
1.866.411.1010 (TTY)
Bethesda MD 6/24/14 Ongoing A Study of Brain Function and Symptoms in Children with Severe Mood Dysregulation Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Bethesda MD 6/24/14 Ongoing Clinical Trial of Citalopram and Methylphenidate in Severe Mood Dysregulation Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Ann Arbor MI  8/27/15 December 1, 2017 Error-related Brain Activity in Youth ADHD Yona Isaacs, B.S.
Hanover NH 9/14/15 August 31, 2016 Our Minds Our Choice: Creating and Pilot-Testing an Option Grid for the Use of Antipsychotics in Children with Disruptive Behaviors or Aggression
[recruitment flyer]
Erin Barnett, PhD
New York NY 9/14/15 July 31, 2017 Examining the Effects of Stimulants on Brain Structure and Function in ADHD
[recruitment flyer]
Elizabeth Raffanello


1/21/15 March 2018 International Collaborative ADHD Neurofeedback study (ICAN) U of N.Carolina-Asheville
1.828.333.5359 ext. 3
Ohio State University
Cincinnati OH 5/5/16 June 2020 Neuroimaging study of risk factors for adolescent bipolar disorder Laura McLaughlin, B.S.
Montreal Quebec 5/5/16 Ongoing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Skills Training for Adolescents with ADHD Tara Errington
514.412.4400 x23286
Nashville TN 5/5/16 December 2016 Effect of Parent ADHD Status, Parent Sleep Hygiene, and Child Sleep Hygiene on Sleep of School-Age Children with ADHD Laura Gray, MSN, RN, PhD student

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