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Brain Abnormalities That May Play Key Role In ADHD, Kennedy Krieger Institute And Johns Hopkins University Study


11/24/2008 8:07:01 AM

ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2008) — A study published in the online advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry for the first time reveals shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder. Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. and the Johns Hopkins Center for Imaging Science used a new analysis tool, large deformation diffeomorphic mapping (LDDMM), which allowed them to examine the precise shape of the basal ganglia.

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