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NIH Study Shows People With ADHD Have Altered Brains

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  • The brains of people with ADHD are smaller overall as well as in five specific brain regions: the nucleus, putamen, nucleus accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus
  • ADHD may be characterized by delayed development in certain brain regions
  • It’s too early to say what the size difference may mean or whether one day MRI scans could be used to help diagnose ADHD

By Dr. Mercola

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been diagnosed primarily by subjective measures.


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