ADHD Report


International Consensus Statement

The Brain and ADHD
  Brain Scans 1
  Brain Scans 2
  Brain Scans 3
  Brain Scans 4
  Brain Scans 5




Appendix - Evidence and ADHD

Biopsychiatry Illuminated

Parenting Tips Newsletter

Letter from the author



ADHD & Brain Scans

It might be easy to get the impression from the ‘ADHD’ debate that brain scans show only ‘disease’ or abnormalities in the brain. In fact, they can show all sorts of things.

For example:

“… PET scans show that in patients with OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder], both behavioral therapy and medication produce changes in the caudate nucleus, a part of the brain. This is graphic evidence that both psychotherapy and medication affect the brain.”

Both psychotherapy and medication affect the brain

“Research sponsored by NIMH and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] affects several body systems including the central nervous system; it causes changes in brain chemicals and possibly in brain structures.”

“According to research, stress from any source causes changes in brain chemistry.”

When Workplace Stress Stifles Productivity
by Jack Santa-Barbara, Ph.D, C.Psych and Martin Shain, S.J.D.

“McLean Hospital researchers report in the April 11 ‘Neuron’ a discovery that could help resolve one of the liveliest controversies in contemporary neuroscience - how the brain changes during learning and memory.”

McLean Researchers Uncover Missing Link Between Brain Changes and Learning

Telling a lie produces tell-tale changes in the brain, researchers announced Sunday at a neuroscience conference in San Diego.”

And there are medical doctors, researchers and other professionals, not signatories to the International Consensus Statement, whose thoughts clearly indicate that one of the things brain scans DON’T show, in fact, is something called ‘ADHD’.

Next, Brain Scans & ADHD Part 2 The concerned parents' guide to childrens' attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD)