Neurocognitive performance differences between ADHD boys at baseline and after methylphenidate treatment

dc.contributor.authorBontrager, Tonya
dc.contributor.committeeChairMiller, Daniel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHamilton, Basil
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-06T13:46:26Z
dc.date.available2014-10-06T13:46:26Z
dc.date.issued5/30/1998
dc.description.abstractAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been the focus of many discussions by school personnel and parents over the past years as more children are diagnosed as having trouble with attention and hyperactivity. Psychologists have been researching this disorder so as to develop better diagnostic instruments and plan for appropriate treatments. This study was conducted to answer two questions. First, what are the baseline, untreated differences between ADHD and normal boys on tasks that require the use of attentional and planning portions of the brain? Second, when half of the ADHD boys are treated with Methylphenidate (MPH), is there a significant improvement in their performance as compared to ADHD boys that took a placebo? Results from this study indicate that there were differences between ADHD and normal boys when selective and receptive attention is required and MPH did improve their performance.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/2187
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCognitive therapyen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectPhysiological psychologyen_US
dc.subjectPharmacologyen_US
dc.titleNeurocognitive performance differences between ADHD boys at baseline and after methylphenidate treatmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology and Philosophy
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMaster
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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