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Brain chemistry clue found in ADHD

9th September 2009

Researchers have highlighted new differences in the brain chemistry of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD patients lack key proteins which allow them to experience a sense of reward and motivation, according to the Brookhaven National Laboratory study, which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Previous research looking at the brains of ADHD patients had uncovered differences in areas controlling attention and hyperactivity but this study suggests ADHD also has a profound impact elsewhere in the brain.


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Article Information

Title: Brain chemistry clue found in ADHD
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12593
Date Added: 9th Sep 2009


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