14-30? #ADHD ? Fancy £200? @KingsCollegeLon study into light, mood & weight

14-30? #ADHD ? Fancy £200? @KingsCollegeLon study into light, mood & weight    An investigation of exercise and bright light to improve low mood and weight problems in individuals with ADHD (PROUD)

Advertisement for use for recruitment of volunteers for study ref: 17/LO/0958, approved by Camberwell St Giles Research Ethics Committee. This project contributes to the College’s role in conducting research, and teaching research methods.

What’s involved?   Participation involves one of the following 10-week interventions as well as five visits to the SGDP centre at the Denmark Hill Campus for a number of physical and mental health assessments, lasting between 2 and 4 hours.     (1) Exercise programme       – to evaluate the effects of exercise   (2) Bright light therapy       – to evaluate the effects of bright light   (3) Treatment as usual       – to provide a control group with no additional interventions.

Why take part?   Low mood, depression, obesity and general health problems are commonly experienced by adolescents and adults with ADHD. These can be particular difficult to manage and reduce the quality of life for individuals with ADHD. Current treatments for ADHD are aimed at improving ADHD symptoms. This study seeks to investigate new ways to help individuals diagnosed with ADHD cope with co-occurring mood, weight and general health problems.

Who can take part in the study?   We are inviting adolescents and young adults aged between 14 to 30 years, who have a current diagnosis of ADHD, to take part in this study. To participate you will need to be on stable treatment for ADHD, i.e. medical or non-medical, or no active treatment at all.

Travel arrangements:     We will help make the travel arrangements as convenient as possible and will reimburse all your travel expenses. We will also provide are imbursement of £200 for your time and effort, which will be paid in instalments for each of the five appointments attended.

How to get involved:    If you would like to get involved or want more information, please contact Dr Anna Rommel at anna.rommel@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 0585. More information about the study can also be found on our project website (/).