Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Delay in Brain Development Associated with ADHD | Psych Central News

 A new NIH study suggests a delay in brain development, rather than a total alteration in normal development, is the instigating factor for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
In the current investigation, researchers expanded an earlier study that found thickening of the brain’s cerebral cortex is delayed in children diagnosed with ADHD.
The cerebral cortex is the folded gray tissue that makes up the outermost portion of the brain, covering the brain’s inner structures. This tissue has left and right hemispheres and is divided into lobes.

 Delay in Brain Development Associated with ADHD | Psych Central News

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