Monthly Archives: October 2014

No Correlation Between ADHD Drugs and Growth in Height

A new study suggests that stimulant medications such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won’t stunt their growth. Dr. Slavica Katusic, study researcher said that “Stimulant medication did not affect children’s final height … Continue reading

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ADHD increases major depression to bipolar disorder conversion

Young people with major depression have an increased risk of conversion to bipolar disorder if they have comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggest findings from a longitudinal follow-up study. The results showed that 1193 individuals with major depression and comorbid … Continue reading

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Broccoli compound shows promise for treating autism

A new study suggests that a compound extracted from broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioral problems that affect people with autism. The study was short-term and small, including just over 40 teenage boys and young men with autism. … Continue reading

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Rises in autism and ADHD: real or grossly misdiagnosed?

Autism and ADHD are as prevalent with today‚Äôs children as the common cold, but is the rising number of cases a sign of a mental health crisis or a gross misdiagnosis for normal childhood behaviours? According to a Study of … Continue reading

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ADHD can impact school performance as early as 2nd grade

A new Australian study contends that Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can harm a child’s academic performance and social skills as early as from the second grade. Children between 6 and 8 years old who were tested and scored high for ADHD symptoms … Continue reading

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