Monthly Archives: September 2016

New brain imaging data points to better treatments for autism and ADHD

Right now, we diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) based on information about a person’s experiences and behaviours that fit a textbook definition. In fact, some of the clinical symptoms that define one … Continue reading

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Children with ADHD more prone to reproaches: Study

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches, say researchers in a study that aimed to find the effect of punishment in children with the disorder. Children with ADHD often get into trouble with their … Continue reading

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The FDA Will Begin Testing Our Food For Glysophate

The Food and Drug Administration has discovered traces of glysophate – the active ingredient in the pesticide Roundup – in honey produced in the US. In some samples, the amount of glysophate was twice the level legally allowed under European … Continue reading

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Study Finds More Than Half of ADHD Kids Have Symptoms as Adults

New research suggests that some 60 percent of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to have symptoms into their mid-20s. Moreover, 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. “There has been a lot of recent controversy … Continue reading

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Girls with ADHD often struggle with defiance, conduct issues

For girls, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more likely to amplify issues with defiance and acting out than problems with depression or anxiety, a research review suggests. Compared to other girls, girls with the ADHD are more than five … Continue reading

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Risks and potential complications arising out of ADHD medication

Statistics represent a daunting trend in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children, particularly when medication is often prescribed as a way to address the behaviors that characterize this condition. Medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvance or Concerta are … Continue reading

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ADHD More Common Than Depression in Child Suicide

Young children who die by suicide are less likely to have depression and more likely than their adolescent counterparts to have attention-deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. An analysis of a national database that tracks violent … Continue reading

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25 years of endocrine disruptor research

Let us look at some of the highlights from 25 years of endocrine disruptor research The role environment might play in the cause and progression of Cancer. Diabetes. Autism. Infertility. ADHD. Asthma.Scientists in the field of environmental health sciences are not … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Physical Activity Is a ‘Medicine’ Against ADHD

Gym programs – and the underfunding of them – may be as important as math or reading to learning. A new study shows that addressing the ADHD epidemic may require a dose of physical activity, so kids can refocus and … Continue reading

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The link between nature, nurture and brain disorders

Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have published a new book in an effort to highlight the complexities of understanding the development of brain disorders like schizophrenia. Professor Bart Ellenbroek and Dr Jiun Youn from Victoria’s School of Psychology say … Continue reading

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