ADHD Study at Ariel University

Updated: May 4, 2021

Shlomo Tekuzener, MA, Rehabilitation Psychology A lot of research is being done in Israel on an array of different subjects every single day in Israel! Want to be a part of a research study in Israel? Keep reading to find out more!

For inquiries, you can reach Shlomo at

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Ever wondered what is it like to be a student in Israel with severe ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? It is a widely known fact the ADHD is a very common childhood disorder (between 6-10% of the population.) Lately, more and more studies are showing that ADHD affects adults too. In the earlier days, adults with ADHD would either not have gone to college or would drop out very quickly. In the last 20 years, we see a change, and it is becoming more and more common that the percentage of students with ADHD who graduate is skyrocketing. So what has changed? First and foremost is the perception of the disorder. It is very well known, talked about, and has a high rate of success with treatment.

What is the treatment? The most well-known one is the drug, Ritalin, but there are many more. Ritalin has surprisingly been around for close to 90 years! It is well researched and usually has good results. Of course, this varies from person to person. There is a high correlation between the ineffectiveness of Ritalin due to high use of marijuana, especially by students with ADHD. But this is still up for debate!

My name is Shlomo, I am from the department of psychology at Ariel University. I am conducting online research to find out the effect of combining Ritalin and marijuana together. Here is where those of you in Israel come in! If you are in the age frame of 18-35, and diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, and consume Methylphenidate (Ritalin/Concerta/Rephenidate) legally, and smoke marijuana, it would be very relevant for you to join my research.

The research requires a basic understanding of Hebrew, and it is a 2 one hour meeting online (via Zoom). If you have an Israeli bank account you can receive a 50 NIS reward at the end. If not you can still help us advance scientific knowledge here in Israel and the rest of the world! And that's the greatest reward of all!

To see if you are a fit for the research you need to fill in this form. Thanks and stay healthy!