Category Archives: Learning Disorders

Excess Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk

Pregnant women are encouraged to get plenty of folic acid in their diet or through vitamin supplements, to protect their babies against birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. But a new study suggests that excessive amounts of folate … Continue reading

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According to CDC “For ADHD, Start With Therapy, Not Drugs”

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say. Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. “Behavior therapy … Continue reading

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Doctors seeing uptick in ADHD concern

Local doctors are seeing more kids come in for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s a hot topic for parents, and this is the time of year when doctors see more cases. Jill Olson, mother of two: “They’re so bouncing … Continue reading

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ADHD drugs no help with homework

Giving stimulants to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not help them complete homework or get better grades, a small study suggests. Researchers tested the effectiveness of medication against behavioral interventions in 75 children that attended a summer … Continue reading

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Lesser probability of ADHD in children whose mothers take Vitamin D during pregnancy

Other studies have shown that Vitamin D plays an important role in the early development of the brain. A recent research shows that children, whose mothers take Vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the … Continue reading

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NYU Steinhardt Study Investigates How Stress and Chemical Exposures Influence Brain Development and Obesity

Experiences during sensitive developmental windows, including around the time of conception, later in pregnancy, and during infancy and early childhood, can have long-lasting effects on the health of children. These experiences encompass a broad range of exposures, from air pollution … Continue reading

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The link between ADHD and hearing loss

If a child can’t hear their teacher, they will have difficulty focusing, paying attention and completing assignments – all of which might incorrectly indicate ADHD. The increase in the number of ADHD diagnoses means the likelihood of incorrect diagnoses or … Continue reading

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Alan Schwarz examines the rise in the diagnosis of children

In 1990, 1 per cent of children were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now 15 per cent of children in the United States are being placed on serious medications for the disorder. Alan Schwarz doesn’t deny that ADHD … Continue reading

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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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