Grey Matter – ASD and ADHD

The Relationship Between Grey-Matter and ASD and ADHD Traits in Typical Adults.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23138728

Abstract

We tested whether in 85 healthy adults (18-29 years) there is a relationship between grey-matter (GM) volume and autism and ADHD symptom severity.

The structural MRI findings and autism and ADHD self-reports revealed that autism and ADHD symptom severity was correlated with GM volume in the left inferior frontal gyrus.

Autism symptom-severity was correlated with the left posterior cingulate,

ADHD with the right parietal lobe, right temporal frontal cortex, bilateral thalamus, and left hippocampus/amygdala complex.

Symptom severity of both disorders form a continuum extending into the general population, but it seems to be an oversimplification to typify psychiatric disorders such as autism and ADHD solely as extremes of brain structure abnormalities.

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