Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Morales, Isabel
Organisation Institutet för hälsa och välfärd
Projektets titel Sleep problems as risk factor for ADHD-related symptoms in early childhood
Beslutnr 315035
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 17.06.2022
Finansiering 260 875
Beskrivning av projektet
The main topic of this project is to study the sleep problems that appear in early childhood as possible risk factors for developing Attention and Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)-related symptoms at 5 years old. ADHD is a disorder affecting 7% of children worldwide, and is characterized by attention difficulties, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. Interestingly, sleep problems and ADHD usually appear together. Thus, this current study will help on the identification of sleep problems as a possible cause of ADHD, and it will contribute to the current effort for characterizing the specific features of this condition. In addition, the early identification of those children with ADHD symptoms and sleep problems is an important point of this project as this will help on the design of future specific interventions.