Researchers find new clues to what drives ADHD

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New Australian and Taiwanese research has for the first time pinpointed where in the brain the communication process breaks down for people with chronic attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a finding that could change the way people with the disorder are treated in the future.

The study found ADHD symptoms are linked to noisy communication between brain regions in individuals with the disorder.

The research team used neuroimaging to analyse the brains of 80 adults who had been diagnosed with ADHD as children, but who had never used medication and did not have any other psychiatric disorders or illnesses.

The study findings have been published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

For more information, please see the media release on the QIMR Berghofer website. To request an interview with Dr Luca Cocchi, please contact Siobhan.Barry@qimrberghofer.edu.au or 0458 650 200.

 
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