Are motivation deficits underestimated in patients with ADHD? A review of the literature.

@article{ModestoLowe2013AreMD,
  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 L. Meyer},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={125 4},
  pages={
          47-52
        }
}
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 striata… CONTINUE READING

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