06 March 2017

ADHD brains are different

A recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry involved a mega-analysis of the neuroimaging of several regions of the brains of people with and without ADHD. It showed that the brains of people diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder tended to be smaller overall, and slightly smaller in some specific regions.

A clear explanation of the article by the University of Sydney's Alison Poulton was published in The Conversaton, Imaging study confirms differences in ADHD brains.

Martine Hoogman, et al. Subcortical brain volume differences in participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults: a cross-sectional mega-analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry. Published online 15 February 2017.

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