Opera Medica et Physiologica

Heart and Mind Interaction for ADHD


ADHD is considered one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and among the most prevalent chronic health conditions affecting school-age children. This makes research of psychophysiological correlates of ADHD very important. The aim of our pilot study was to find out the specific aspects of autonomic regulation of a sensorimotor activity in children with ADHD. To assess objectively the functional state dynamics of the children, the technology of event-related telemetry of the heart rate was used (cogni-nn.ru, Lobachevsky State University). This technology integrates the ApWay.ru Web platform for the controlled activation of primary cognitive functions. The conducted study allowed us to reveal some specific aspects of sensorimotor activity and autonomic regulation for children with ADHD. A digital map of psychophysiological status based on the integration of indicators of sensorimotor activity and event-related parameters of autonomic regulation can be an effective tool to increase the specificity, sensitivity and reliability of the diagnosis of ADHD in children.