ADHD confirmed as a brain disorder: Study

By: Dr. Victor Marchione | Brain Function | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 05:00 AM

Researchers have confirmed that ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is actually a disorder of the brain and not just the result of “poor parenting” that leads to bad behavior. Those with ADHD were found to have structural differences within their brains, meaning the variance can be seen physically.

The analysis also found that those affected by ADHD had slightly smaller brains and showed evidence of delayed development.

Lead author of the study Martine Hoogman explained, “The results from our study confirm that people with ADHD have difference in their brain structure and therefore suggest that ADHD is a disorder of the brain. We hope that this will help reduce stigma that ADHD is ‘just a…

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