Brain signal reappears after ADHD symptoms fade

Synchrony in neural activity returns in adults who no longer have a diagnosis

By Laura Sanders, 12:02 PM June 16, 2014

The brains of adults who shed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses seem to outgrow aspects of the disorder. After a childhood diagnosis of ADHD, adults who no longer experience symptoms lack a characteristic asynchrony of brain activity, scientists report June 10 in Brain.

If confirmed in studies involving more people, the asynchrony might serve as a clear marker of active ADHD. Such a sign would allow clinicians to better detect and monitor the disorder, which is characterized ...

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