Previous Wednesday, on the last day of the ADHD Awareness Month, several European research consortia launch a mini-documentary about ADHD. People with ADHD and their loved ones explain how they deal with ADHD in very different ways. In addition, top researchers, including Barbara Franke and Corina, provide information about the recent research into ADHD.Between two and three percent of the population has ADHD. It affects not only children and teenagers, but also adults. ADHD is a complex condition that can manifest itself in different ways with different symptoms.
Understand ADHD betterBryn Travers, one of the people with ADHD who participate in the documentary, experiences his ADHD as "a universe that has been stuffed into a shoe box." In addition to personal portraits, the documentary shows scientists involved in one of four major European research projects on ADHD: MiND, Aggressotype, CoCA and Eat2beNICE.
These four consortia initiated the making of this mini-documentary. "We hope that this impressive video gives people with ADHD and their environment an even better insight into their condition," says Barbara Franke, professor of molecular psychiatry and the leader of two of the research consortia.
New treatmentsMany people can keep ADHD well under control with medication. But that does not apply to everyone. Moreover, the medication only fights the symptoms, not the cause. To avoid the risk of side effects, parents of children with ADHD sometimes choose not to use medication. They prefer alternatives, like parent training or cognitive behavioral therapy. "We have not yet found the ideal treatment, so we continue to look for better therapies," says Corina Greven, psychologist and behavioral geneticist. "More knowledge about ADHD should expose the causes of ADHD, so we can eventually develop better, more individual treatments."
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