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A new technique that tracks eye movements to diagnose ADHD


A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help better understand and eventually improve diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD.

New evidence shows that small involuntary eye movements can help understand mental processes like attention and anticipation, that is impaired in people with ADHD.

Researchers found that people without ADHD have different patterns of eye movements compared with those with ADHD. This means careful analysis of eye movements may offer a way to do correct diagnosis and assess how effective the treatment is.

The technique has been tested on a group of people with and without ADHD and has been found to be promising.

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