Striatal dysfunction in attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorder.

  title={Striatal dysfunction in attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorder.},
  author={Hans Christensen Lou and Leif Henriksen and Peter James Bruhn and H B B\orner and Jytte Bieber Nielsen},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={46 1},
We have previously reported that periventricular structures are hypoperfused in attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study has expanded the number of patients, who were divided into two groups: six patients with pure ADHD, and 13 patients with ADHD in combination with other neurologic symptoms. By using xenon 133 inhalation and emission tomography, the regional cerebral blood flow distribution was determined and compared with a control group. Striatal regions were found to… CONTINUE READING


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