Role of Pharmacotherapy

Currently, ADHD is subdivided into three diagnostic subtypes, defined by predominance in inattention, hyper-activity, and impulsivity, or as the combined type that includes both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity.

Pharmacological treatments for ADHD enhance cate-cholaminergic neurotransmission. This repeated observation, combined with neuroimaging evidence strongly implicate fronto-striatal and fronto-cerebellar circuits in deficits affecting behavioral organization and the ability to predict events and behavioral outcomes; a further deficit in the fronto-amygdalar loop that assigns emotional significance to predicted and detected events is also hypothesized (Swanson et al. 2007). However, no differences in medication response have been reported among the three subtypes.

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Understanding And Treating ADHD

Understanding And Treating ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a very complicated, and time and again misinterpreted, disorder. Its beginning is physiological, but it can have a multitude of consequences that come alongside with it. That apart, what is the differentiation between ADHD and ADD ADHD is the abbreviated form of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, its major indications being noticeable hyperactivity and impulsivity.

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