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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: Neurofeedback in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a controlled multicenter study of a non-pharmacological treatment approach

Inclusion criteria Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (combined type) (DSM-IV)
Being 7 to 9 years of age
Ability to understand character and individual consequences of the trial
Written informed consent of the person with primary custody must be available before enrolment in the trial
Exclusion criteria Diagnosis of bipolar disorder, psychosis, serious OCD, chronic serious tics or Tourette syndrome
Major neurological or medical illness
Pharmacotherapy for severe anxiety and mood disorders and psychosis
Acute suicidal tendencies
IQ below 80 (CPM)
Non-German speaking child and primary caretaker
No telephone
Pregnancy and lactation
Participation in other clinical trials and observation period of competing trials, respectively.
  1. CPM Coloured Progressive Matrices, DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version IV, OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.