Motor cortex inhibition in school-age children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Takeaway

  • School age-children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit abnormal patterns of motor cortex physiology at rest and across behavioral states that require response selection and inhibition.

Why this matters

    ADHD is the most common behavioral disorder in children. The short interval cortical inhibition (SICI) and task-related up-modulation (TRUM) findings in resting motor cortex (M1) could represent suitable candidates for further study as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) biomarkers relevant to idiopathic ADHD.