Wrong Brains at the Wrong Time? Understanding ADHD Through the Diachronic Constitution of Minds

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Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Objectives: The purpose of this theoretical analysis of current research on ADHD is to provide an account integrating executive functional profiles with its broader structural neurodevelopmental profile. Methods: Comparative theoretical analyses between executive functional deficit disorder models of ADHD and results from default mode network fMRI data. This was followed by an analysis of the temporal profile of ADHD and phase synchronous neural assemblies. Results: Comparative analyses suggest disparities within executive functional deficit disorder models and discontinuities between executive functional and structural profiles of ADHD. Analysis of the temporal signature of ADHD provides a potential avenue for integrating different profiles by means of anchoring executive functions within inherent diachronic neurocognitive organization. Conclusions: The analyses provided suggest that executive functional deficits in ADHD arise from much broader idiosyncrasies, rooted within the inherent diachronic organization of neurocognitive function, and whose challenges must be understood in conjunction with socio cultural environmental factors.

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