Imaging Indicates Impulsiveness Has Multiple Sources For Teens.

HealthDay (4/30, Goodwin) reports, “Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and teens who start using cigarettes, drugs or alcohol tend to share at least one personality trait: impulsiveness, experts say. But a new brain-imaging study of nearly 1,900 14-year-olds finds that the brain networks associated with impulsivity in teens with AD/HD are different compared to those who use drugs or alcohol.” The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, suggests that “from a neurological standpoint, AD/HD and substance use may not be nearly as closely tied as previously believed”

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— “Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use,”Jenifer Goodwin , HealthDay, April 30, 2012.

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