The Influence of Methylphenidate on Hyperactivity and Attention Deficits in Children With ADHD: A Virtual Classroom Test

  title={The Influence of Methylphenidate on Hyperactivity and Attention Deficits in Children With ADHD: A Virtual Classroom Test},
  author={Andreas M{\"u}hlberger and Katrin Jekel and Terrence D. Probst and Martin Schecklmann and Annette Conzelmann and Marta Andreatta and Albert A. Rizzo and Paul Pauli and Marcel Romanos},
  journal={Journal of Attention Disorders},
  pages={277 - 289}
Objective: This study compares the performance in a continuous performance test within a virtual reality classroom (CPT-VRC) between medicated children with ADHD, unmedicated children with ADHD, and healthy children. Method: N = 94 children with ADHD (n = 26 of them received methylphenidate and n = 68 were unmedicated) and n = 34 healthy children performed the CPT-VRC. Omission errors, reaction time/variability, commission errors, and body movements were assessed. Furthermore, ADHD… 

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