UCLA ADHD and Development Lab

Welcome to the UCLA ADHD and Development Lab where we are dedicated to studying the origins, development, and consequences of childhood ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder (CD). Using a diverse array of research methods, including structured diagnostic interviews, rating scales, standardized tests of cognitive ability and academic achievement, as well as observational paradigms, we hope to identify factors that contribute to negative academic, psychiatric, and socio-emotional outcomes as well as factors that may promote resilience. Ultimately, we hope this research facilitates innovations in treatment development and related efforts to reduce the significant burden associated with ADHD and related child behavior disorders. The lab and its members gratefully acknowledge research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and UCLA.