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Presented by Dr Ralph Gilbert, 2015.
ADHD: What is It?
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Triad:
 Inattentiveness, Hyperactivity, Impulsiveness
Maladaptive and Pervasive
Academic and Behavioral Problems
Present in 2 or more areas
Onset Prior to Age 12
Specific criteria needed for correct
diagnosis
 Organic Cause
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 Aetiology now known
Scientific Proof
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Genetic link
85% have relative affected
DNA deletions
Brain Activity in Frontal cortex Less
Nerve studies
Neural Pathway in Non-ADHD Brain
Dopamine Transmission
Re-uptake of Dopamine
Resting State in Non-ADHD Brain
The Pathway in ADHD
Dopamine Transmission
Too many “Vacuum Cleaners”!
Resting State in ADHD Brain
Do we need to treat?
School
Depression and Anxiety
Delinquency
ADHD
Occupational status
Social/financial status
Drug abuse
Peer relationships
Traffic accidents
Marital status
MPH blocks 2/3 “Vacuum Cleaners”
Allowing normal transmission.....