MRI reveals abnormalities in brains on ADHD patients

By WEEK Producer

MRI reveals abnormalities in brains on ADHD patients

May 1, 2014 Updated May 1, 2014 at 4:08 PM CDT

An advanced type of MRI reveals kids and teens with ADHD may have abnormalities in their brain.

The new scan looks at the brain when it is resting instead of focused on a specific task.

They found those with ADHD had altered structure and disrupted connections in brain areas linked to strategic planning and self control.

Experts say larger studies are needed to confirm these results but hope this technology will help doctors diagnose ADHD earlier and more accurately.

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