Navigation Links
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms
Date:6/10/2011

FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a smaller-than-normal structure in the brain that plays an important role in cognitive and motor control, new research shows.

The finding may help efforts to develop ways to treat the common behavioral disorder in the early stages, according to the researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

In the study, high-resolution MRI was used to examine the brains of 13 preschoolers with ADHD symptoms (including inattentiveness and impulsivity) and 13 without ADHD symptoms. The scans showed that children with ADHD symptoms had a significantly smaller caudate nucleus, a small structure in the subcortical region of the brain.

In addition, the smaller the child's caudate nucleus, the greater the level of ADHD symptoms reported by parents, the investigators found.

"Clinically, this abnormal brain development sets the stage for the symptoms of ADHD that contribute to cognitive challenges and problems in school," lead author Mark Mahone, director of neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger, said in an institute news release.

"Earlier identification and treatment of children presenting with attention problems in the preschool years may minimize the impact of ADHD in the long-term," he added.

The study was published in the June 9 online edition of the journal Clinical Neuropsychologist.

ADHD is the most common child behavioral diagnosis in the United States, affecting about 2 million children.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more about ADHD.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Kennedy Krieger Institute, news release, June 9, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New genetic technique converts skin cells into brain cells
2. Brain imaging study of preschoolers with ADHD detects brain differences linked to symptoms
3. Brain Scans to Spot Alzheimers May Be Available This Year
4. Exercise May Protect the Brain From Silent Strokes
5. Eating a high-fat diet may rapidly injure brain cells that control body weight
6. Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body
7. Chronic Pot Smoking Affects Brain Chemistry, Scans Show
8. Construction industry has highest number of traumatic brain injuries in US workplace
9. Reading Arabic or English May Tax Brain Differently
10. Insulin action in the brain can lead to obesity
11. Cancer survivors cant shake pain, fatigue, insomnia, foggy brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms
(Date:7/24/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... student scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester to a deserving student. ... Emergency Centers Spring 2017 scholarship was awarded to Mariana Castillo who is a nursing ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Horizon ... for a unique opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in STEM programs ... Opportunities.” Horizon Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls at their ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a ... (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Embassy Suites ... will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8 a.m. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The Topricin Companies, formerly Topical Biomedics, ... revolutionary, natural, after-burn skin care product, Topricin After Burn Cream. , ... skin conditions, including cancer. In the short term, overexposure to sun, wind ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... fat (adipose) transfer systems announces the issuance of United States Patent Number 9,695,398 ... its adipose filtration technology. The '398 and '324 patents cover methods and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... -- Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation and global ... device for hospice patient care. ... Centurion Medical Products ... Patient pain management and emotional comfort are part of a hospice,s ... while preventing unneeded emergency department admission due to severe fecal impaction. ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... 2017 CarpalAID is a revolutionary new product that relieves ... Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 million people a ... of men. The common methods of treating CTS are painful surgery, ... braces or gloves. ... CarpalAID is a clear patch worn on the palm ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Bayer has awarded grants totaling more than ... of its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). Four U.S. ... Philadelphia and Uniformed Services University of the Health ... winners. Grant recipients were announced last night during a reception ... Congress, Berlin, Germany . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: