Roozbeh Adult Developmental Disorders Clinic (RADD)

Roozbeh Adult Developmental Disorders Clinic (RADD)


Ongoing Projects

  • Randomized waitlist control trial investigating Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Qualitative study : Educational need assessment of patients with adult ADHD
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of treatment with lysdexamphetamine (Vyas®) in comparison with extended release methylphenidate (Sandoz) on improving the quality of life and executive function of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an open-label randomized clinical trial
  • Evaluation of neuropsychological profile in adult patients with autism spectrum disorder in Roozbeh hospital
  • Effectiveness of Coaching Therapy on Improving Life Skills, Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit in Adults with ADHD
  • Examining the social attitude towards autism in medical students using the Societal Attitudes Toward Autism (SATA) questionnaire
  • Evaluation of social camouflaging in patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder admitted to Roozbeh Adult Developmental Clinic and Control group with CAT-Q (camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire) in 2022
  • Investigating the Relationship Between Autism Spectrum Disorder Characteristics and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among Medical Students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences


  • Alaghband-rad J, Ardeshir M, Kazazi EH, Motamed M. Adult autism spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitude and practice of health system professionals. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 2022 Dec 16(ahead-of-print).
  • Arshiani H, Artounian V, Motamed M, Alaghband-Rad J. Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scale (BADDS). Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 2022 Dec 31(In Press)
  • Alaghband-Rad J, Dashti B, Tehranidoost M, Zargarinejad G, FarhadBeigi P. A preliminary investigation of deficits in executive functions of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Journal of nervous and mental disease. 2021 Jan 1;209(1):35-9.
  • Alaghband-Rad J, Jamaloo S, Motamed M. Roozbeh adult autism spectrum disorder clinic: lessons learned from first 34 cases. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. 2022 Sep 3;68(5):766-72.
  • Zamani L, Shahrivar Z, Alaghband-Rad J, Sharifi V, Davoodi E, Ansari S, Emari F, Wynchank D, Kooij JS, Asherson P. Reliability, Criterion and Concurrent Validity of the Farsi Translation of DIVA-5: A Semi-Structured Diagnostic Interview for Adults With ADHD. Journal of attention disorders. 2021 Oct;25(12):1666-75.
  • Rabiee A, Vasaghi-Gharamaleki B, Samadi SA, Amiri-Shavaki Y, Alaghband-Rad J. Working memory deficits and its relationship to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2020 Mar;45(2):100.
  • Rabiee A, Vasaghi-Gharamaleki B, Samadi SA, Amiri-Shavaki Y, Alaghband‐rad J, Seyedin S, Hosseini S. Impaired nonverbal working memory in high‐functioning autism spectrum disorder. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 2018;32:107.
  • Nikvarz N, Alaghband-Rad J, Tehrani-Doost M, Alimadadi A, Ghaeli P. Comparing efficacy and side effects of memantine vs. risperidone in the treatment of autistic disorder. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2017 Jan;50(01):19-25.
  • Dadgar H, Alaghband Rad J, Khorrami A, Soleymani Z. A Review of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Arch Neurosci. 2016 ; 3(3):e30362
  • Kousha M, Shahrivar Z, Alaghband-Rad J. Substance use disorder and ADHD: is ADHD a particularly “specific” risk factor?. Journal of attention disorders. 2012 May;16(4):325-32.
  • Riahi F, Tehrani‐Doost M, Shahrivar Z, Alaghband‐Rad J. Efficacy of reboxetine in adults with attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomized, placebo‐controlled clinical trial. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. 2010 Nov;25(7‐8):570-6.
  • Motlagh MG, Seddigh A, Dashti B, Leckman JF, Alaghband‐Rad J. Consanguineous Iranian kindreds with severe Tourette syndrome. Movement disorders: official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 2008 Oct 30;23(14):2079-83.
  • Roessner V, Becker A, Banaschewski T, Freeman RD, Rothenberger A, (…), Alaghband-Rad J; Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. Developmental psychopathology of children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome–impact of ADHD. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Jun;16 Suppl 1:24-35. doi: 10.1007/s00787-007-1004-6. Erratum in: Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;16(8):536. PMID: 17665280.
  • Freeman RD, (…), Alaghband-Rad J; Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. Tic disorders and ADHD: answers from a world-wide clinical dataset on Tourette syndrome. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Jun;16 Suppl 1:15-23. doi: 10.1007/s00787-007-1003-7. Erratum in: Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;16(8):536. PMID: 17665279.
  • Najafi M, Mohammadi MR, Alaghbandrad Rad J, Tehrani Doost M, Assari S. Correlation among Neuropsychological tests and Questionnaires in
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics 2005; 15(1): 5-12.
  • Amiri N, Alaghband-rad J. Pattern of co morbidities in TS patients. Journal of Rehabilitation. 3: 16-19. 2004.
  • Alaghband-rad J., Emami S.A. Double Blind Randomized Controlled trial of Bupropion vs. Methylphenidate in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). November 7, 2004 (published online). eCOMMUNITY (International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction)
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