Monthly Archives: January 2015

Does common pesticide increase the risk of ADHD?

A new study provides strong evidence, using data from animal models and humans, that exposure to a common household pesticide may be a risk factor for ADHD. A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system … Continue reading

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Childhood ADHD diagnosis may coincide with mobile device use

Some experts believe the surge in childhood ADHD diagnosis may correlate with the over-use of mobile devices. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that on average children spend nearly seven and a half hours staring at mobile device … Continue reading

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Study finds – ADHD drugs greatly decrease academic performance in children

Children who take mind-altering medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to perform worse in school than if they weren’t taking the substances at … Continue reading

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