*Corresponding author:Cardoso Moreno MJ, Department of Psychology and Sociology, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Received: July 23, 2018; Published: July 25, 2018
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common neurobehavioral disorder with onset in childhood, is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of hyperactivity, motor impulsivity, emotional and social responses, a general lack of inhibition and pervasive inattention. In many studies, ADHD has been conceptualized as resulting from dysfunction in the frontostriatal region of the prefrontal cortex and manifesting as observable deficits in higher-order executive function. This conceptualization of ADHD presumes that the essential impairment in ADHD is a deficit in behavioural response inhibition leading to secondary impairments in Executive Functions (EF).
Abbreviations: ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; EF: Executive Functions; IFC: Inferior Prefrontal Cortex; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging