Mexico >> After analyzing to children for a year with Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specialists from Mexico’s Children Hospital of Mexico “Federico Gomez,”* discovered the brain circuit that for inactivity provokes behavioral disorders.

At a press conference, Dr. Eduardo Barragan Perez, In Charge of Neurology at this hospital, said that this infantile disorder has a prevalence of 5.2 percent in the population and affects behavioral and cognitive areas of patients, which can lead to problems of substance abuse, accidents and domestic violence.

The study, recently presented in the United States, verifies that patients suffering from ADHD observed a lack of neural networks, which results in the following symptoms:

“Hyperactivity,” which occurs when the child talks excessively, can’t play quietly and gets up from his seat several times in the classroom.

“Inattention” characterized by easily getting distracted, don’t end their duties, fail to organize, they don’t effort and lose or forget things currently.

“Impulsiveness” where the child answers without thinking, not waiting their turn, interrupts others and meddles in things that are none of their business.

In the past it was thought that this disorder disappeared upon reaching adolescence; however, we now know that more than 50 percent of these cases persist into adulthood, and that in a difference of psychiatric disorders, its manifestations are modified throughout life.

This condition promotes behavioral, cognitive and motor problems with serious consequences for personal, academic, professional and social. People with this condition are likely to commit theft, generate domestic violence, lying, destroying property of others, hurting animals, engaging in fights, carrying and using weapons or become addicted to various substances.

They also get involved in car accidents, begin an early non-responsible sexual life, and develop severe emotional disorders.

Faced with this situation, researchers at Mexico’s Children Hospital “Federico Gomez,” Eduardo Barragan Perez, Pilar Dies Suarez and Silvia Hidalgo Tobon, resorted to the use of modern technologies such as Magnetic Resonance.

Perez emphasized the importance of breaking down the myths generated around the administration of medication to children with attention deficit, as it is found that neurons are not destroyed. “However, the consequences of not treating children with this disease are very important, because it is the responsibility of parents to improve the skills of children,” concluded the doctor.

*Mexico’s Children Hospital “Federico Gomez” is located in downtown Mexico City. It is a center of knowledge through biomedical research that promotes the advance of pediatrics, as well as the training of human resources of high quality able to develop research, and provides health care highly specialized in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the child population without social security and therefore with lower socioeconomic resources.

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