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I think any study that helps solidify research on the brain science behind ADHD and helps physicians to treat it is beneficial. Anecdotal evidence used to be the bulk of what consisted of an ADHD diagnosis. But the newest brain imaging studies have demonstrated the underlying functions that cause the behaviors that are visible. THAT is of the highest value! Gone are the days that ADHD was a "made up" disorder, that kids with ADHD were just "bad" or that they just had "bad parents." Over a decade of research has backed up the anecdotes and led to pathways of treatment, even for some of us older folks who have the disorder!