Brain abnormality in boys with ADHD

| 18/03/2009

(ScienceDaily): Researchers trying to uncover the mechanisms that causeattention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder have found an abnormality in the brains of adolescent boys suffering from the conditions, but not where they expected to find it. Boys with either or both of these disorders exhibited a different pattern of brain activity than normally developing boys when they played a simple game that sometimes gave them a monetary reward for correct answers, according to a new study by a University of Washington research team. The research focused on two brain areas, the striatum and anterior cingulate cortex.

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