April 3, 2010

Videos: ADHD Neurology and Genetic Research

The following is a good series on the ADHD neurology and genetic research:

Neuropathology of ADHD
Professor Philip Shaw discusses three brain areas in relation to the neuropathology of ADHD: the frontal cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus.

Neuropathology of Attention
Professor Philip Shaw discusses research that indicates a pattern of right-hemisphere dominance for attention in the mature brain.

Adult ADHD - Persistence and Remission
Professor Philip Shaw discusses research that suggests 20-25% of children with ADHD have a severe adult form, while approximately 33% show complete remission.

ADHD Comorbidity
Professor Philip Shaw discusses similarities between ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. The boundary between these disorders is somewhat unclear.

ADHD, DRD4, and Brain Development
Professor Philip Shaw discusses his team's research linking ADHD with a variant of the DRD4 gene, which is also associated with brain development.

Biochemistry of ADHD - Dopamine
Professor Philip Shaw links an association between ADHD and dopamine receptors, which may relate to brain development.

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