Thalamic shape and connectivity abnormalities in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Xia2012ThalamicSA,
  title={Thalamic shape and connectivity abnormalities in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Shugao Xia and Xiaobo Li and Ariane E Kimball and Mary S. Kelly and Iris A. Lesser and Craig A. Branch},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2012},
  volume={204 2-3},
  pages={161-7}
}
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by widespread structural and functional abnormalities in the cortico-striato-thalmo-cortical (CSTC) loops that subserve attention and executive functions. In this study, we analyzed thalamic shape and its white matter connections using structural magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion (DTI) data acquired from children with ADHD (n=19) and controls (n=19). Shape morphology of the thalamus was assessed using shape-based analysis… CONTINUE READING