Tag: Medication

Smaller Brains in ADHD Not Linked to Medication

Children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brains than children without the disorder—but medication treatment is not the reason, say researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Moreover, although the brains of ADHD children were smaller, they developed in the same way as those of patients without ADHD. This suggests that whatever caused the disorder probably occurred before the medication was given; in fact, the researchers add, the medication …