White matter networks in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Takeaway

  • Two distinct, newly identified patterns of abnormal white matter functional networks are present in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): hyperactivity-related hot networks and inattention-related cold networks.

Why this matters

  • Evidence from neuroimaging studies suggests the putative involvement of altered white matter networks in the pathophysiology of ADHD.

  • Characterization of altered white matter functional networks in ADHD has implications for the management of this condition and development of novel therapeutics.