Category Archives: Learning Disorders

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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Global ADHD Therapeutics Market to Reach US$ 25 Bn by 2024

According to the latest market report published by Persistence Market Research, titled ‘Global Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Therapeutics Market: Rising Prevalence of ADHD and Continuous Innovation by ADHD Drug Manufacturers are Factors Expected to Drive Revenue Growth by 2024’, revenue … Continue reading

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Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

In the late 1930s, Charles Bradley, the director of a home for “troublesome” children in Rhode Island, had a problem. The field of neuroscience was still in its infancy, and one of the few techniques available to allow psychiatrists like … Continue reading

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Awful people off the hook as ADHD labelled genetic

Morons with no attention span who are too fucking useless to bring their children up properly have welcomed the discovery that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), often referred to as ‘Little Bastard Syndrome’, is genetic in origin rather than the … Continue reading

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Challenge of disciplining a child with ADHD

“The best way to do that is to deal with difficult behavior whenever it occurs and not allowing the tension to build up. Retraining difficult behavior patterns is an essential part of the treatment for ADD.” Amen, author of “Healing … Continue reading

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ADHD Med Linked to Brain Changes in Kids After Stopping

Children treated with methylphenidate for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show brain changes after discontinuing the drug, suggesting “neurochemical imprinting” on the developing brain, with uncertain long-term consequences, new research shows. “In line with extensive preclinical data, we provide the first evidence, … Continue reading

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Attention deficit in children is linked to exposure to phthalates in medical tubing

Phthalates, plasticising agents banned from children’s toys but still used in medical tubing to add flexibility, have been linked to the later development of attention deficit disorders in children admitted to hospital with serious illness, a study published in Intensive … Continue reading

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ADHD associated with unhealthy diet in pregnancy

New research emphasizes the importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy, after finding children with conduct disorder in early life may be more likely to develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if their mother consumes a high-fat, high-sugar diet … Continue reading

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Medicating Children With ADHD Keeps Them Safer

New research suggests that medication can reduce risky behavior in teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD A new article suggests that early medication can significantly cut the odds of bad things happening later. Affecting nearly 9% of all … Continue reading

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There May Be Lead in Your Chocolate. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

A consumer advocacy group released an updated survey which revealed many popular chocolate brands contain levels of lead that exceed the safety threshold established by California law. The group, called As You Sow, had an independent lab test 50 samples … Continue reading

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