Early Detection of ADHD Symptoms

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Researchers are exploring innovative brain imaging techniques to potentially diagnose conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia in children. These disorders impact around 5 percent of children and adolescents globally. Recent studies have identified disrupted connections and abnormalities in various brain regions through MRI imaging in children with ADHD and Dyslexia. These advances in brain imaging hold promise for more definitive diagnoses of these conditions.

Brain imaging has indicated that the orbitofrontal cortex (related to decision making and planning) and the globus pallidus (associated with executive function) are affected areas in certain cases. Recent reports, including those from Utah, highlight the potential benefits of this imaging for children, particularly in diagnosing and addressing neurological issues.

If healthcare institutions begin using MRI imaging for diagnosing ADHD and Dyslexia, early detection would allow parents to find the necessary intervention a child needs at an early age to repair and restore disconnections in the brain.

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