The effect of methylphenidate on brain hemodynamics of attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder measured by functional near infrared spectroscopy

Topaloǧlu N., Kara E., Karahan E., ERDOĞAN S. B. , Serap S., Öner Ö., ...More

Biomedical Optics, BIOMED 2008, St. Petersburg, FL, United States Of America, 16 - 19 March 2008 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Country: United States Of America


15 ADHD adults were evaluated with fNIRS during Stroop task. The aim was to examine methylphenidate-induced hemodynamic changes during cognitive activity. It is found that methylphenidate decreased oxyhemoglobin levels. The reason may be vasoconstriction. ©2007 Optical Society of America.