The cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which affects roughly 5.4 million kids in the United States alone, remains unknown. But new research into “mirror movements” sheds light on the mysterious neurobehavioral disorder and might even aid in its diagnosis. “This would be quite valuable,” said APS Member Michael Manos, who directs the pediatric behavioral health department at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. “Even more important is the possibility that the methods, once developed, would assist us to monitor response to the medical treatment of ADHD.” But Manos urges parents to not use motor movements to diagnose ADHD in their children.
“Parents who want to test their own children for ADHD using this method are only asking for worry and frustration added o their existing worry and frustration. The only advice is: Don’t do it. More work must be done.”
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