Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders

Under the director, Howard Abikoff, Ph.D., Pevaroff Cohn Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Institute focuses on ADHD throughout the lifespan, and on co-occurring conditions, such as learning disabilities, conduct problems, and depression. Increasing evidence suggests that ADHD is highly heritable and is associated with differences in brain structure and functioning. Although ADHD is not currently “curable,” there is a growing body of treatment research, much of it taking place at the Institute, which focuses on the development and investigation of new interventions for ADHD. Established as well as promising treatments are incorporated into the Institute’s clinical services and training and teaching programs. The treatments provided in our ADHD Clinical Service are continually evaluated to maximize the benefits for each patient.

The overarching mission of the Institute is to:

  • Advance our knowledge and understanding regarding the nature of and treatments for ADHD
  • Provide state-of-the-art, empirically-based clinical care to individuals with ADHD
  • Train psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals who care for individuals with ADHD in the latest evaluation, diagnostic and treatment procedures.

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Visit our A-Z Disorder Guide more information on these and other disorders.