An Excellent Article from Dr. Nigg on the ADHD Brain (link is below)
The new focus is on networks, not just the neurotransmitters on which they work. The networks link different discrete areas of the brain. I suspect there may also be networks, especially for memory, that link some neurons that are not so specifically in an area?
Warning O the Day: Dr. Nigg uses the term spectrum in a different way, I think meaning that we ADHDers can have different constellations of symptoms (depending on which networks are most impaired.) The more usual use is to describe the bell shaped curve where some brains are slower in maturing and some faster compared to average, and some people think ADHD is simply the slower end of that curve. Not me, I think we are on a different curve, off to the left of the normal one. Research shows that even when our brains reach maturity, they do not reach “normal.”
I generally agree with his ideas, especially that there are many varieties of the ADHD syndrome.
I recommend you read the article: