"Foolproof" indicator for ADHD diagnosis
By ParentInProgress on August 14, 2014
This could be a major breakthrough in definitively diagnosing ADHD. Right now it is often misdiagnosed and there are no reliable physiological biomarkers for doctors to use. Doctors have to get information from the patient and family and research medial and social history and evaluate symptoms
But this new research from Tel Aviv University found that involuntary eye movements accurately reflect if the person has ADHD. Those same eye movements (or lack thereof after treatment) accurately reflect that stimulant medications are working.
The researchers used the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) and found that those with untreated ADHD had involuntary eye movements. The control group, as well as those with ADHD who were treated with stimulant medications had eye movements at an average level. Because the eye movements are involuntary, they can't be controlled.
Here's what I read: