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Universities and Medical Research Institutes conduct numerous evidence-based research across Australia and it is only with the generous participation of families that we can use this research to improve the quality of life for all those affected by ADHD.

Participants wanted for a 2019 research project in Melbourne at Monash University

Are you:
- aged between 18 and 55
- diagnosed with ADHD/ADD
- taking prescribed stimulant medication
- not also taking an ineligible medication
- able to attend during the testing period up to about the end of April / early May 2019?

Dopamine is a chemical in the brain which is thought to influence how we make decisions. In this study, they are investigating how the use of stimulant medications in ADHD, which act on dopamine, affect human decision-making. You will be asked to complete two testing sessions run two weeks apart, taking approximately 1.5 to 2 hours each. These sessions will involve computerised decision-making tasks and completion of questionnaires. Preceding one of these sessions, you will be asked to stop taking your stimulant medication for 72-hours.

The study group will reimburse you $20 per session for your travel costs to attend Monash University, at Clayton for testing. If you are interested in participating, please contact Erika at efor8@student.monash.edu or on 0488 319 978.

This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee and is being conducted under the supervision of Professor Mark Bellgrove.