Monthly Archives: March 2015

Check whether the attention issues could be vision problems rather than ADHD?

Many children diagnosed with ADHD actually have visual-processing issues, says White Plains developmental optometrist Dr. Paul Bernstein, of the Bernstein Center for Visual Performance. If you’re worried that your child’s struggles at school may indicate an attention-deficit problem, don’t jump … Continue reading

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Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates

New research shows there is a strong correlation between water fluoridation and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the United States. It’s the first time that scientists have systematically studied the relationship between the behavioral disorder … Continue reading

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How can Pharmacogenetic Testing Change Psychiatric Treatments for ADHD, Depression?

Pharmacogenetic testing is the process of examining a person’s unique genetic structure to help determine what medication will metabolize best within that person’s system. The idea of personalized medicine like this has been around since the 1950s. But it hasn’t … Continue reading

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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according … Continue reading

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Research shows that 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD

This estimate which differs significantly from other recent appraisals is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted over nearly four decades. The approximation could help public health officials determine whether ADHD is overdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in their nation, state … Continue reading

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Autism and ADHD might be treated by cognitive games produced by Akili

One group from Akili Interacting Labs are trying to prove that the game they are producing could play an important role in treating autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD). The project EVO is Akili’s cognitive platform developed in partnership with Delivering … Continue reading

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Television, ADD and ADHD

There is an association between the time spent in front of a screen and the increase in the diagnosis of ADHD or ADD. Current research is starting to shed some interesting light on the association between the two. A study … Continue reading

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