adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in
memory tests compared to their peers, according to new research from
the University of Cambridge, UK, and the University of Oulu, Finland.
“Good memory function supports a
variety of other mental processes, and memory problems can certainly
hold people back in terms of success in education and the workplace.” Graham Murray
findings, published today in the journal European Child Adolescent
Psychiatry, suggest that aspects of ADHD may persist into adulthood,
even when current diagnostic criteria fail to identify the disorder.