Category Archives: ADHD

ADHD Epidemiology

The epidemiological rates for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) vary considerably throughout the world. This is thought to be due to environmental and behavioral changes, in addition to differences in diagnostic criteria used throughout the world. It is more common … Continue reading

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Heredity a major factor in ADHD, binge eating and alcohol dependence

A new research concludes that it is mostly hereditary factors that lie behind adults with ADHD often developing alcohol dependence and binge eating, . Since heredity plays such a large role, it is important that ADHD is treated at an … Continue reading

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“ADHD IS A FAKE DISORDER” SAYS NEUROLOGIST-TURNED-AUTHOR

According to Neurologist Richard Saul who has written a book called “ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder”, the amount of people who are suffering from Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is zero. Richard Saul … Continue reading

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Pointers for parents in helping diagnose ADHD

The diagnosis of ADHD is multifactorial and relies upon the following: – thorough clinical interview of the child – collateral interviews with individuals who see the child in numerous settings – an early age of onset of at least some … Continue reading

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How Illegal Drugs And ADHD Medications Are Polluting Urban Streams?

Both legal and illegal drugs are polluting streams in and around at least 1 major U.S. city, a new study reveals. This includes amphetamines, which are biologically active and highly addictive. The pollution comes at a high cost, ecologically. Areas … Continue reading

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Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals, Not Vaccines

The search for the underlying causes of autism has sparked heated debates and an unfortunate glut of bad science. Scientists have been trying actively to repair some of the lasting damage that has befallen not only the science behind vaccinations … Continue reading

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Tablet and phone games could help diagnose autism, study suggests

Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Strathclyde used games on a tablet to track the player’s hand movements. The information gathered helped … Continue reading

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ADHD medication lowers teens’ risk for STDs, substance abuse, injuries

Pharmacological treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder significantly reduced the probability of adolescents contracting STDs, abusing drugs and alcohol, and becoming injured, according to recent research. “ADHD is such a major issue, but no one seemed to be able to give a … Continue reading

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Doctors may miss ADHD in nonwhite kids

African-American and Latino children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be much less likely to receive a diagnosis or treatment than their white peers, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on almost 4,300 children whose parents participated … Continue reading

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The ADHD Epidemic: Smart Drugs and the Control of Bodies and Minds

This is an excerpt from Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education (Routledge 2016) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which has seen massive recent increases in diagnosis since 2000, is defined as a difficulty in … Continue reading

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