The Neurobiological Origin of ADHD


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The Neurobiological Origin of ADHD - PsychCentral

Although some underlying neurobiological causes of ADHD have been discovered, a team from the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), University of Strasbourg and INSERM (French Institute of Health and Medical Research) recently discovered a potential neurobiological origin of ADHD. Experiments using mice found that hyperstimulation of a cerebral structure, the superior colliculus, causes the same behavior problems seen in those with ADHD. Findings published in the journal Brain Structure and Function report that researchers found an accumulation of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline in this area, which shows that this chemical mediator probably has a role in attention disorders as well.