Neuronal Oscillations in Children with ADHD
A journey towards the development of potential new treatments for children with ADHD
by Madelon A. Vollebregt
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number of pages: 238
About this book
This doctoral dissertation presents the journey towards the development of potential new treatments for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
This dissertation is a valuable addition to previous work by providing methodological sound treatment studies and a cross-sectional study investigating mechanisms underlying ADHD from a new angle. Although popular wisdom may have a negative opinion about its high estimated prevalence, we should not close our eyes, but rather face the substantial burden ADHD has on families and society.
About the author
Madelon Vollebregt graduated at the Radboud University Nijmegen as Neuropsychologist and Cognitive Neuroscientist. In both fields, she gained a Master degree (in 2010 and 2012 respectively). In her subsequent PhD-trajectory at the Donders Institute, in cooperation with Karakter child- and adolescent psychiatry, she focused on the development of potential new treatment methods for children with ADHD. Among other things, she investigated the efficacy of EEG-neurofeedback treatment in children with ADHD in a blinded placebo-controlled manner. Furthermore, she investigated ‘alpha’ brainwaves during attentional task performance. Its results opened up doors towards the development of innovative treatments for children with ADHD. In 2016 she received her PhD.
From January 2016 onwards, Madelon works as a senior researcher at Research Institute Brainclinics. She is also still affiliated to the Donders Institute. In the near future, Madelon will mainly focus on the investigation of ‘personalized medicine’ in ADHD.