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What Happens in the Brain of Someone with ADHD?


What happens in someone's brain when they have ADHD? It's hard to know for sure. The brain is a system of incredibly complex relationships. However, here is what we do know.

A brain with ADHD matures at a slower rate than normal. This means that some areas have physical differences in their structure, and other parts have decreased blood flow and impaired function. What this means is that the messages sent from one part of the brain to the other get disrupted, either due to deficiencies or outright blockages of the two major neurotransmitters in the brain.

The good news is that ADHD can be treated. Therapy can help manage anxiety and social skills, while medications can improve concentration for up to 12 hours. However, lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and exercise, can also help.

ADHD can be a hurdle for many people to overcome, but it is possible. With the right combination of therapy, medicine, and lifestyle changes, anyone with ADHD is capable of living their best life. For more information, read the following infographic.

The Brain of Someone With ADHD

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