Associate Prof Sarah Medland: Sarah.Medland@qimrberghofer.edu.au
- Project is suitable for PhD students only
Project Description: ADHD (defined as an inability to focus, high levels of impulsivity and age-inappropriate hyperactivity) is the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorder (affecting around 5% of children), with ~50% of those affected continuing to experience symptoms into adulthood. There is a high level of comorbidity with other psychiatric disorders and increased risks of incarceration, death and disability from suicide, car accidents and misadventure. Using data from the census ADHD study a new richly-phenotyped nation-wide cohort of children with ADHD this project will examine the cost and impact of ADHD to families and the community.
The project will require a strong background in statistics and research methodology. Applicants with backgrounds in Psychology/Psychiatry, Statistics or Public Health are preferred.
Potential sub-projects include
- Assessing the health service usage and financial costs of ADHD
- Assessing the impact of ADHD on individual and family level psychological and social functioning
- Assessing the level and types of side effects associated with ADHD medication
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