UWindsor Launches ADHD Study

The University of Windsor is looking for volunteers to take part in a study on managing Attenion Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The 12-week study is looking for eight children in Grades 4 and 5 who have been diagnosed with ADHD.

The program begins in April, and there's no cost to participate.

The program is set to run two evenings each week of the study.

As heard on AM800's "The Afternoon News," Dr. Carlin Miller says three treatment conditions will be tested -- meditation, no intervention and physical activity exercises.

"The skills that go into playing sports: running, jumping and throwing," says Miller.

She says meditation as a form of treatment is beginning to gain traction.

"There are a lot of developmentally appropriate ways for even young children to meditate.  That's something that's happening really around the world and it's starting to take off right here in Windsor," says Miller.

She says medications kids may be on won't impact their eligibility for the study.

"If kids are already on pharmaceutical psychostimulant medication — that's fine. If they're not on medication, that's fine too. We're really looking to lay another layer on top of intervention on what they're already getting," says Miller.

For those looking to participate are encouraged to email Dr. Miller at cjmiller@uwindsor.ca