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Re: ADHD Genetic Connection Found

Re: ADHD Genetic Connection Found2010-10-04T07:58:08+00:00

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From what Lisa posted:

“This is not a structural abnormality in the brain, it’s just the last phase of development that’s gone wrong,” he said. “It could be the brain just needs to be fine-tuned.”

This goes against this research:


which does show structural differences in ADHD brains

“…those with ADHD had reduced regional brain size localized predominantly to small areas of the dorsal prefrontal cortices, as well as in bilateral anterior temporal areas. The ADHD group also had significant increases in the gray matter in large regions of the posterior temporal and inferior parietal cortices.”

Now, the sample size in that latter research was VERY small, but it was consistent, none the less.