New Brain Studies in ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 508

New studies using brain imaging:

The studies show two types of network within the brain, a resting one and an active one.

In children and adults with ADHD, the resting one does not function properly – two major parts of it do not synchronize with each other.

In adults who had ADHD as children, but seem to have recovered, this synchronizing of the two parts of the resting network has returned to normal.

However, in both the adults who have recovered and those who have not recovered from childhood ADHD, there remains another abnormality; the resting and task networks always both remain active, instead of the normal process of only one functioning at a time, depending on whether you are resting or performing a task. This abnormality appears related to impaired executive functioning.

In other words, the brain is pushing both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time.  And isn’t that kind of the way it feels?

the above is from:

the adult ADHD brain

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I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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4 Responses to New Brain Studies in ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 508

  1. Pingback: The ADD ADHD Year In Review –– – ADD Tip O the Day 572 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. homemakersdaily says:

    In other words, the brain is pushing both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time. And isn’t that kind of the way it feels?

    YES!!!!!

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  3. dave – this is unclear to me also. I think they mean that in some of the people most of the symptoms went away or were minimal, so that they no longer met DSM V criteria for the diagnosis; however, they make it clear in the second part of the article that all of the people still had executive dysfunction.
    thank you for commenting
    doug

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  4. I wonder what is meant by, “adults who have recovered and those who have not recovered from childhood ADHD?” There is no cure for what we have. Some adults appear to cope, I think it is more like survive. This is of course brings it own set of problems. Sorry, I don’t think you recover from ADHD, you can learn to manage it, but recover – no.

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