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Psychosocial Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Type I

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by:
University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: October 29, 2003
Last updated: August 6, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The purpose of this study is to develop and implement a treatment that focuses on behaviors to reduce symptom severity and functional impairment in patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type (ADHD-I). The long-term goal of this study is to apply the treatment to larger-scale trials to determine its effectiveness and generalizability.

Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity Behavioral: Psychosocial (behavioral) Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Psychosocial Treatment for ADHD Inattentive Type I

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2002
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Detailed Description:

ADHD-I is a highly prevalent and serious childhood disorder that affects academic and social development. The symptoms of ADHD-I differ from those of the well-studied ADHD Combined Type. Unfortunately, studies of psychosocial interventions for ADHD-I are currently unavailable. Effective treatments for ADHD-I are still needed.

Participants are randomly assigned to receive either a behavioral intervention or treatment as usual for 10 to 12 weeks. The behavioral intervention includes parent and child skill development groups, family meetings, and consultation with the child's teacher to address attention problems and areas of impairment at home and school. Parent and child interviews, teacher and child ratings, and psychoeducational testing are used to assess participants. Participants are assessed post-treatment and at a 2-month follow-up visit.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type
  • Public or private school attendance
  • English speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00071656

United States, California
HALP Clinic, Children's Center at Langley Porter, UCSF
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00071656     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21MH065927 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: October 29, 2003
Last Updated: August 6, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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