Brain Scans May Help Predict ADHD Tx Response

In a new study researchers from MIT used rest­ing state func­tional mag­netic res­o­nance imag­ing to show for the first time that in adults who had been diag­nosed with ADHD as chil­dren but no longer have it, a nor­mal brain syn­chrony pat­tern is restored. The study findings were published in Brain.

This find­ing is quite intrigu­ing,” said Fran­cisco Xavier Castellanos, MD, the Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University’s Child Study Center. “If it can be con­firmed, this pat­tern could become a tar­get for poten­tial mod­i­fi­ca­tion to help patients learn to com­pen­sate for the dis­or­der with­out chang­ing their genetic makeup.”

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