Why ADHD Brains Are So (HEY LOOK BALLOON!) Impulsive

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ADHD-related impairment can arise from a core deficit in response inhibition
Barkley, R. A. (1997). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, self- regulation, and time: Toward a more comprehensive theory. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 18, 271–279.

A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies found consistent underactivation in frontostriatal circuit among those with ADHD durings tasks require response inhibition
Dickstein, S. G., Bannon, K., Castellanos, F. X., & Milham, M. P. (2006). The neural correlates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: An ALE meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 47, 1051–1062.

Research Provided By: Farah Mahmud & Dr. Patrick LaCount

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