ADDISS and ADHD in Barnet are involved in a number of UK and European research projects which are at the cutting edge of understanding ADHD


The ATTENS (ADHD Trial of External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation, eTNS) project is investigating a novel non-medical treatment for ADHD in children aged 8 to 18 years old. The treatment consists of a device that stimulates the trigeminal nerve with a small electrical current through a battery charged patch that is put on the child’s forehead when they sleep. The activation of the trigeminal nerve on the forehead leads to the activation of the brain stem and frontal brain regions that are important for arousal and attention.

If you are interested in participating, you can find read the information sheets at


The DISCA sleep study is a research project that aims to help parents, carers, and health professionals to manage sleep problems in children with ADHD. Almost 75% of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have sleep problems. Parents and carers tell us that poor sleep makes their children’s daytime behaviour and schoolwork worse and affects the quality of life of the whole family.

You can take part in the research at