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ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood
Date:11/11/2011

ted out that almost all of the people in his study had taken stimulant medications for their ADHD, and yet the changes in the brain volume persisted into adulthood. That means that while medications can help control the symptoms of ADHD on a day to day basis, they're not likely having any impact on the underlying cause of the disease.

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To read more about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults, visit the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.

SOURCES: F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D., professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City; Sara C. Hamel, M.D., behavioral/developmental pediatrician, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and associate professor of pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pa.; November 2011, Archives of General Psychiatry


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