Monthly Archives: April 2016

ADHD risk alleles associated with opiate addiction

Polymorphisms in genes such as DAT1, 5HTTLPR, D4DR4 and MAO-A have been linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and susceptibility for opiate addiction. A study about opiate addicted parents and their children the rate of ADHD and genetic markers … Continue reading

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Is Leaky Thalamus to Blame for ADHD?

A possible connection between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a genetic malfunction in the thalamus may explain the distractibility and physical restlessness that plague children and adults with ADHD, a group of New York University, MIT and Duke University scientists … Continue reading

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How to use ADHD to your advantage and improve your life?

Lets look at the story of a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD and how instead of medicating with amphetamines, or acting out he has learned to use ADHD to his advantage, and as a key for improving … Continue reading

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Bad Idea to Share ADHD Medicine

62 percent of students with a valid prescription for ADHD medication say they have shared the pills with others who do not need the drug. That’s according to a study from the Journal of Addictive Diseases. So you might think … Continue reading

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Stopping the False Epidemic of Adult ADHD

The history of psychiatry is filled with fads. A diagnosis quickly gains momentum, is pushed by thought leaders, captures the imagination of clinicians, picks up widespread media attention, and soon attracts word of mouth buzz among potential patients. Rates escalate. … Continue reading

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Pay more attention to ADHD drug use

MANY parents baulk at giving their children attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication. While Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin, Metadate and Concerta may result in increased vitality, a boost in mood and improved concentration in youngsters with the condition, neurological research warns about … Continue reading

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ADHD link to menopause

Sandra Centorino feels extremely anxious most days. “Maybe I’m overloading myself too much but I blame everything on menopause.” Keeping a list to stay focused and organized has done little to keep her on track. “I’ll check off like all … Continue reading

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A brain ‘growth chart’ could help doctors diagnose hyperactivity disorders sooner

Growth charts for the brain could help doctors diagnose children with ADHD, a study suggests. Researchers have created a graph plotting a curve which shows the normal way brain networks develop as a child ages. These networks are underdeveloped in … Continue reading

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5 Foods That May Worsen ADHD Symptoms

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) includes symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, forgetfulness and inattentiveness. Its symptoms begin as early as childhood. Those who are diagnosed with ADHD may have difficulties in setting goals, having a job, being organized and managing time. … Continue reading

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What smartphone addiction looks like when you’re living with ADHD

“You and that phone,” my friend said. Her frustration was palpable, and I didn’t blame her. We were supposed to be getting coffee, but all I could do was obsessively check my phone. I tried to explain why checking my … Continue reading

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