Advances in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Subtitle: What does neuroimaging provide us with?
Author list: Fernández A
Publisher: Masson
Publication year: 2009
Volume number: 37
Issue number: 6
Start page: 352
End page: 358
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 1139-9287
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


In attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multifactorial
and clinically heterogeneous disorder that is the result of the
combination of environmental, genetic and bio-logical factors. Its high
prevalence, added to the high level of maladaptation occurring in the
children affected and the ele-vated comorbidity with other psychiatric
disorders have lead to new scientific interest in this disorder.
Especially in recent years, there has been a considerable increase in
its study using neuroimaging techniques. Structural and functional
imaging studies suggest that the ADHD pathophysiology would be
conditioned by a dysfunction in the fronto-subcortical path-ways, as
well as imbalances in the dopaminergic and noradre-nergic systems.


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