The Neuropsychological Deficits and Neuropathology of Impulsivity as Manifested in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Robert Eme Argosy University - Schaumburg
Keywords: Neuropsychology, ADHD, Impulsivity


The article discussed two of the core neuropsychological deficits of impulsivity and their neuropathology as manifested in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The first deficit involves deficient reward processing insensitivity which is caused by dysfunctional subcortical structures which are functionally connected to frontal brain areas. The second deficit involves deficient behavioral inhibition and is caused by dysfunctional prefrontal cortical structures and their connections with other brain regions.

Author Biography

Robert Eme, Argosy University - Schaumburg
Robert Eme is professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.