Murdoch Childrens’ Research

Murdoch Childrens’ Research Institute Research Study Participation

Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital are currently undertaking research seeking to understand childhood neurodevelopmental disorders.

The study investigates brain structure and function of young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dysthymic Disorder as there may be similar difficulties paying attention, sustaining attention and shifting attention.

Brain regions involved in these thinking processes will be examined using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to help understand more about how the brain works in these childhood disorders.

The objective of the project is to gain a better understanding of the brain changes associated with different childhood disorders. This aims to inform treatments and improve their monitoring in the future.