Brain Iron Levels Offer Potential ADHD Biomarker

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Patients who had not received any stimulant medication had lower brain iron levels compared with a control group.

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. Psychostimulant medications such as Ritalin are among the drugs commonly used to reduce ADHD symptoms.

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