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TOPIC: How 'Emotional Memories' Differ in Kids with ADHD

How 'Emotional Memories' Differ in Kids with ADHD 31 May 2013 14:58 #183

How 'Emotional Memories' Differ in Kids with ADHD
Posted May 30, 2013 by Bahar Gholipour

Emotional disturbances in children with ADHD may be related to activity in their brains during sleep, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that sleep seemed to help strengthen emotional memories in healthy children, but not in children with ADHD.

Moreover, the pattern of electrical activity in frontal regions of the brain during sleep was different in healthy children than in children with ADHD, according to the study that was published Wednesday (May 29) in the journal PLOS ONE.

The researchers said that the findings could give insight into the emotional problems commonly that occur in children in ADHD. Kids with ADHD may be more likely to engage in risky behaviors, or to not learn from a negative experience, than children without the condition.


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