Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Study Shows Boys With ADHD Have Smaller Volume in Frontal Lobes of Brain

July 23, 2003
Abnormality likely related to key behavior problems associated with the disorder

Baltimore - Scientists at Kennedy Krieger Institute have confirmed that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller frontal lobes of the brain, a region that another Kennedy Krieger study has shown controls a key behavior, called "response inhibition," which generally is lacking in individuals with ADHD.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

To find patient care programs and faculty treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as research investigating this disorder, please see the right-hand column below. Additional helpful information, including definitions, symptoms, Institute press releases, Potential magazine articles, and other resources outside the Institute, have also been provided for readers on this page.

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