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RG ADHD in Childhood and Adolescence


Dipl.-Psychologin, Head of the Research Group

Dr. Sabina Millenet

Phone: +49 621 1703-4912


Main Medical Building, 3rd Floor, Room 341

Vice Chairman of the Department, Registrar, Head of the Research Group

PD Dr. Sarah Hohmann

Phone: +49 621 1703-4521, 4522

Fax: +49 621 1703-4525


Main Medical Building, 1st Floor, Room 149

Andrea Morawetz, Phone: +49 (0) 621 1703-4522, Fax: -4525, e-mail
Sevim Gezgin, Phone: +49 (0) 621 1703-4504,  Fax: -4525, E-Mail

Main Medical Building, 3d Floor, Room 381


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Besides attentional problems, the affected children suffer from a significant hyperactivity beyond the age-typical level ,and increased impulsivity. This can cause substantial limitations in the fields of learning and performance (at school), but also in families, and social interactions with peers. The RG focuses on the genetic and environmental causes of the syndrome, the neurobiological associations, and the resulting treatment options. 

Especially, ESCAlife-study has to be mentioned, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a national-wide study with the aim to investigate stepped-care and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for patients with ADHD between the age of three and 45 years. Further information of the ESCAlife study is provided here: www.esca-life.org. In addition, the RG ADHD is involved in studies of the effectiveness of biofeedback methods on ADHD core symptoms and the reward system, respectively (in collaboration with the RG Developmental Clinical Neurophysiology in Childhood and Adolescence). A further research area is the field of affective dysregulation in children and adolescents regarding epidemiological, neurobiological and therapeutic aspects, currently investigated in the ADOPT-study.

Furthermore, the RG ADHD played a pivotal role in writing and implementing the S3 German guideline for the diagnosis and therapy of children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. 


Here you will find information on the Adopt-Study.

Research assistants
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Graduate assistants

Phone: +49 621 1703-4911

Philipp Dausmann
Till Hansen
Nicolas Stütz
Aurelia Thomas

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de