A study being launched by Dr. Sol Sandberg of Cambridge Memorial Hospital in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s Assistant Professor Tara McAuley, aims to see if a computer-based program can reduce ADHD symptoms. They’re now recruiting youth, aged eight to 16 years old to participate in the study. Medication is currently the best available treatment, but there are side-effects which only treat the symptoms of inattentiveness and restlessness. The computer program is designed to improve working memory, which is the ability to concentrate and keep relevant task information in your mind for a short-time.
Did you decide against meds for your child suffering from ADHD? Are we too quick to medicate our kids?