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ddrcrono t1_itosaff wrote

My understanding is that there isn't such a thing as an "ADHD brain" in the traditional sense so much as it's a cluster of numerous factors. Some people have posited that it's a stress/trauma response that's more likely in people with certain setups.


Rubyhamster t1_itp1fl0 wrote

From all that I've read about it, that last sentence is not true. And your first: Yes, the "ADHD" brain is a multitude of factors, as is very sensible in our most intricate and advanced organ. The most prominent ones being differences in the frontal lobe and a faster reuptake of neural transmitters such as dopamine, which have a big role in motivation, focus and emotional regulation. An "ADHD brain" generally needs a lot more stimulation than a neurotypical brain.