|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
Currently children who have ADHD and other closely associated disorders are treated with stimulant drugs. To me this seems to mask the underlying problem of what is causing the low levels of the neurotransmitters. In looking over your archives I found in one of your answers the following quote"new connections between the neural cells involved in learning that task are formed. So every time the task is repeated, there are more connections made within the neural network, and the brain gets better at performing that task". I ask this question because if the brain is capable of neurogenesis it would seem to me that the question of how to get the brain to naturally produce the neurotransmitters would be a much better overall approach to combating this growing problem. I an extremely new to the area of neuroscience and what little I do know has been self taught so I apologize if this question does not make any sense or has already been answered. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Traci Hooks
Re: Knowing that the brain is capable of neurogenesis throughout the lifetime i
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Neuroscience.