The primary motor cortex of kids with ADHD is more advanced than others. This part of the brain is responsible for the restlessness and fidgetiness seen in many kids with ADHD.
Many ADHD kids outgrow the hyperactivity as they age, about 1/3 to ¼ continue to have symptoms into adulthood.
The brains of kids with ADHD mature the same as others, from the back to the front, it’s just that their timing is off which puts them at serious risk for academic and social problems. It’s unclear if ADHD kids catch up to those without the disorder.
The brain is dynamic; it’s always changing in response to its experiences. The attention centers of those who practice meditation on a long-term basis are larger suggesting that meditation reduces ADHD symptoms. Give it a try!
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