Will we see Children Brain Scans for ADHD early Diagnosis in the Future?

Brain scans offer clues into ADHD

The findings could help understand other disorders that are caused in differences in the connections in the brain, including autism and schizophrenia.

U.S. researchers analysed brain scans of 323 children with and without ADHD and found that key connections in the brains of those with the disorder developed more slowly than those without it. In the future, brain scan could help diagnose the condition, they said.

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  • Doctors could soon diagnose ADHD in children with a brain scan, MailOnline Health article-2756747, 15 September 2014.
  • Brain scans offer clues into ADHD,
    NHS Choices Neurology, 16 September 2014.
  • Lag in maturation of the brain’s intrinsic functional architecture in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407787111, September 15, 2014
  • Study Supporting Information, PNAS Sripada et al. 10.1073/pnas.1407787111

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