Saturday, September 19, 2009

Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Here is a link to a very interesting article regarding ADHD. This recent finding, reported in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, could have an impact on treating the condition. The trouble concentrating that affects people with the disorder might be related to motivation, a new study has found. The motivational problems seen with the condition, which is often associated with children but can persist into adulthood, appear to stem from a reduction in dopamine, an important neurotransmitter in the nervous system that is considered a hallmark of ADHD.

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