What is temporal lobe attention deficit disorder (ADD)?

People with temporal lobe attention deficit disorder (ADD) have the hallmark features of ADD plus symptoms associated with temporal lobe problems, such as issues with learning, memory, mood instability, aggression, temper outbursts, and sometimes, even violence. It is not unusual to see this type of ADD in people who have had head injuries.

Temporal lobe ADD single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan findings show decreased activity (and infrequently increased) activity in the temporal lobes at rest and during concentration, as well as decreased activity in the underside of the prefrontal cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia during concentration.

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