Caudate nucleus volume asymmetry predicts attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology in children.

@article{Schrimsher2002CaudateNV,
  title={Caudate nucleus volume asymmetry predicts attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology in children.},
  author={Gregory W Schrimsher and Rebecca L Billingsley and Edward Jackson and Bartlett D Moore},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={877-84}
}
Clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is based on evaluation of behavioral functioning in three domains: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Caudate and frontal lobe function figures prominently in several neuroanatomic models of attentional functioning. Studies comparing children with and without ADHD have found differences in the size and symmetry of the caudate nuclei. Using multiple regression, we tested the hypothesis that caudate volume… CONTINUE READING