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VIDEO: Brain's iron levels may be ADHD biomarker


 

CHICAGO – Iron levels in the brain could be a diagnostic biomarker for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, new research shows, and magnetic field correlation imaging might be an effective, noninvasive method to measure those levels and gauge response to ADHD treatments.

In an interview at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting, Vitria Adisetiyo, Ph.D., discusses that research, including findings that children with untreated ADHD had lower brain iron levels than children without ADHD, while children being treated for ADHD had brain iron levels similar to those without ADHD.

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