vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com February 23, 2017


Kids with ADHD have some smaller than usual brain regions

16 February 2017, 03:52 | Winifred Adams

The brains of ADHD sufferers had a slightly smaller overall volume, and five of the seven regions-including the amygdala, which is involved in emotional responses-were smaller in people with the condition, the researchers found. This is the largest such study for ADHD to date, Radboud UMC announced on its website.

The research was conducted by ENIGMA (Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta Analysis), an ADHD working group.

The researchers reviewed one brain scan per ADHD patient and were surprised to find that there was no effect from medications.

The areas of the brain linked to ADHD are the caudate nucleus, putamen, pallidum, hippocampus, thalamus, amygdala and nucleus accumbems.

The researchers looked at the brain volume of 1,713 people with ADHD and 1,529 people with out ADHD aged between 4 and 63 years.

The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and was published online Wednesday in the journal, Lancet Psychiatry. The other half were control subjects.

Toronto Raptors Acquire Serge Ibaka from Orlando Magic for
That's what his new team will need from him in a potential rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year's conference finals. Whatever they choose to do, it's obvious that the team is now in a much better position heading into the playoffs.

Deep State #Resistance: Spies Withhold Intel from Trump, Says WSJ
Trump so far has chosen to rely less on the daily briefing than they did. The officials' decision to keep information from Mr. Compared with his immediate predecessors, Mr.

Blackberry files a lawsuit against Nokia for patent infringement
Blackberry and Nokia, the tech giants who were once the pioneers in mobile technology, are now fighting over patent infringement. BlackBerry might not be making smartphones anymore but the company still has some life left in it.

The study, the largest review of ADHD patients' brain scans ever conducted, might also provide clues for developing new treatments. "So because this study was orders of magnitude higher in terms of participants, and because it involved sampling broadly and internationally, it givers us more confidence". The differences were more prominent in children but continued into adulthood.

Lead researcher Martine Hoogman told Trouw that the study suggests children with ADHD have brains that mature later: 'I hope that above all the study removes stigmatisation, ' she told the paper.

Further, these differences were most prominent in the brains of children with ADHD, and less obvious in adults with the disorder, a finding that might be important in challenging beliefs that ADHD is a label for hard children or the result of poor parenting, the researchers said.

"To have a solid understanding that ADHD really does originate from brain systems and that it causes alterations in the way the brain is structured and functions, is important information for reducing stigma", said Posner, who co-authored an accompanying commentary.

By being able to point to measurable differences in the brains of those with ADHD, the ENGIMA scientists hope their study will also help the general public better understand the disorder.

The finding that children with ADHD had smaller brain structures fits with a "delayed peak volume" theory that ADHD is associated with an "altered velocity of cortical development", the authors said.



Other News

Trending Now

South Africa's rand currency 'rigged by banks'
He called on the government and all state institutions to disassociate themselves from the banks that are involved in collusion. The opposition Economic Freedom Fighters is calling for the banks to have their operating licences immediately revoked.

American Horror Story: Ryan Murphy reveals season 7 theme
It's an interesting twist on the long running anthology series on FX after Murphy unveiled his show within a show past year for " American Horror Story: Roanoke ".

Paul Scholes predicts where Chelsea and Man United will finish
With Usain Bolt set to retire from athletics, he's hoping to emulate Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. Rooney began the season as a first-team regular, but has been dropped since the end of September.

Clothing firm owned by Cumbrian businessman 'failed to pay workers minimum wage'
Excuses include using tips to top up pay, docking wages for Christmas parties, and making staff shell out for their own uniforms. Being no different, the current list provides a high-profile case - Debenhams, which failed to pay £134,894.83 to 11,858 workers.