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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.

08/12/19

Alexey Amchentsev

Alexey Amchentsev MD
Board Certified: 
Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine
About Me: 

I decided to become a doctor when I was a child. My parents are doctors and I knew that I'd love to learn about health and take care of people since childhood.

Sam Spinowitz

Specialties: 
About Me: 

I grew up watching my father build a private practice as a physician. His dedication to his patients, and his drive to provide for others inspired me at a very early age to enter a career in medicine. Furthermore, growing up with a hearing loss naturally led me into the field of Otolaryngology.

Alyssa M. Stein

Specialties: 
About Me: 

I initially went to school for Mathematics, but when I realized that i could apply my problem solving skills to help people, I knew that becoming a Physician Assistant was the right choice for me.

Nefertari Alisha Owens

About Me: 

After volunteering at a Hospital in college, I witnessed a lot of disparities in health care that often lead to poor outcomes. This inspired me to become a physician and drove my desire to help people and improve health care outcomes.

Ashwin Rangavajjula

Board Certified: 
Anesthesiology
About Me: 

My passion to become a health care provider started when I was around 12, I was taking care of my grandfather when he was ill.

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