Clinical Trends for March 2017

Ryan Syrek

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March 31, 2017

Clinical Trend of the Week (March 4-10): ADHD

A "largest-ever" brain imaging study resulted in a large gain in popularity for this week's top search term. The findings of that study, published in The Lancet , revealed small but significant differences in the brain structures of those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with individuals without the condition. The study analyzed the MRI scans of more than 3,200 people (age 4 y to 63 y), roughly half of whom had a diagnosis of ADHD. The findings revealed that 5 of the 7 brain regions examined were smaller in people with ADHD, and those differences were more pronounced in children. Although early, the hope is that this research may suggest innovative diagnostic and treatment options.

For more information on ADHD, read here.

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