ADHD treatment in adults usually consists of medication and/or psychotherapy, whereby the success of medication is usually higher than the success of psychotherapy. However, ADHD treatment with medication often leads to undesired side effects and must also be closely monitored. The development of further, more effective ADHD therapy approaches with few side effects therefore appears to be urgently indicated.
The goal of the BMBF-funded project ATTENTION (= Mobile System for ADHD Therapy by Transcranial Electrical Neurostimulation) is the development of a novel medical-technical system for the targeted neuromodulation of attention-associated cortical networks by electrostimulation. Specifically, a demonstrator is to be developed with which attention-relevant EEG signals can be extracted and modulated by tACS. This demonstrator will then be tested in several studies, initially in healthy volunteers and later also in ADHD patients.