Testing for ADHD: Can Brain Scans help Diagnose ADHD?

brain scan to test for ADHDIn the article: Can Brain Scans Help Diagnose ADHD? the author explores an interesting debate. Some clinicians have been using neuroimaging techniques as part of an ADHD evaluation. But how effective are they?

From what it sounds like, many proponents of brain scans know the results need to be taken into context. Many more recognize that neuroimaging techniques should not be a standalone diagnostic tool.

As for the skeptics: "few ADD experts consider [neuroimaging techniques] a particularly useful tool in diagnosing or treating ADD." It seems like the consensus is the research just isn't there yet.

Check out the article and let us know what you think!



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