PsychCentral: Study Points to Neural Basis for Social Deficits in ADHD Kids

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Research

New research finds evidence of differences in brain function in kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may underlie problems recognizing emotion in facial expressions. Children with ADHD frequently exhibit inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These behaviors may explain why they are often excluded from peer activities, according to researchers led by Ryusuke Kakigi, M.D., Ph.D., of Japan’s National Institutes of Natural Sciences. (September 29, 2014)

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