Are Motivation Deficits Underestimated in Patients With ADHD? A Review of the Literature

  title={Are Motivation Deficits Underestimated in Patients With ADHD? A Review of the Literature},
  author={Vania Modesto-Lowe and Margaret Chaplin and Victoria Soovajian and Andrea Meyer},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  pages={47 - 52}
Abstract Aims: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impaired inhibition, inattention, and altered sensitivity to rewards. Behavioral studies support the presence of motivational disturbances as a distinct component of ADHD. Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a technology now used to research the brain circuitry underlying motivation. These studies indicate that individuals with ADHD exhibit hyporesponsitivity of the dopamine neurons in the ventral and dorsal… 

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