Developmental disorders in children and adolescents are studied in the Accare Child Study Center, a collaboration of the UMCG with Accare.
The research programme includes Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and tic disorders (Tourette’s disorder) in children and adults. Within the field of developmental disorders, there are two main research topics: etiology and assessment & treatment evaluation. Projects in the etiology programme include information processing, neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and study of neurochemical, immunological, and genetic factors. Projects in the assessment and treatment evaluation programme focus on evaluating the effectiveness of medication and behavioral treatments. Special emphasis is on moderators and predictors of treatment response.
For more information on ongoing research projects on developmental disorders, please visit the research section of the website of Accare.