Delayed maturation in brain electrical activity partially explains the association between early environmental deprivation and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

@article{McLaughlin2010DelayedMI,
  title={Delayed maturation in brain electrical activity partially explains the association between early environmental deprivation and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Katie A. McLaughlin and Nathan A. Fox and Charles H. Zeanah and Margaret A. Sheridan and Peter Marshall and Charles A. Nelson},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={329-36}
}
BACKGROUND Children raised in institutional settings are exposed to social and environmental circumstances that may deprive them of expected environmental inputs during sensitive periods of brain development that are necessary to foster healthy development. This deprivation is thought to underlie the abnormalities in neurodevelopment that have been found in previously institutionalized children. It is unknown whether deviations in neurodevelopment explain the high rates of developmental… CONTINUE READING
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