Category Archives: Learning Disorders

Music Training May Help Treat Autism And ADHD In Kids

Taking music lessons increases brain connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study has found. The researchers studied 23 healthy children between the ages of five and six years … Continue reading

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An Intervention to Promote Sleep and Reduce ADHD Symptoms

A recent study concluded that children with ADHD benefit from standardized sleep assessments. Those with sleep disorders show both a significant improvement in sleep quality and a significant reduction in ADHD symptoms when provided with a patient-specific sleep hygiene routine … Continue reading

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Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to … Continue reading

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Inhibitory motor control problems may be unique identifier in adults with ADHD

Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to Penn State researchers. In a recent study, young adults with ADHD, when performing a continuous motor task, had more difficulty … Continue reading

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Decoding human thoughts may help people with ADHD

If you think your mind stops wandering when you’re doing nothing, think again. Canadian researchers have developed a new framework for understanding how human thoughts flow, even at rest and thus help people with various mental illness like attention deficit … Continue reading

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Research by campus scientists suggests environmental toxins can accumulate in fetuses

A study published Friday featuring UC Berkeley researchers found that a variety of environmental chemicals were more concentrated in fetuses than in the pregnant mothers who were exposed to them — a discovery that complicates previous research. The study examined … Continue reading

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Teens With ADHD Report More Concussion Symptoms

Teenage athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than their peers to report concussion-like symptoms during preseason baseline tests, a new study suggests. “This may lead us to refine the ways we use baseline concussion tests. Right now it’s … Continue reading

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The first 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from conception through the second birthday – are incredibly deterministic. The time of your pregnancy and first two years of life will determine the health of your child, the ability to … Continue reading

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Is Use of Diabetes Meds in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?

Risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be increased in children of mothers who used medication for gestational diabetes or type 2 diabetes for more than 2 months during pregnancy, new research shows. “Our data show that children exposed to their … Continue reading

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The deadly dangers of ADHD drugs

MANY AMERICANS believe that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is overdiagnosed, but few people appreciate the connection between ADHD and our country’s epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse. That’s because prominent ADHD thought leaders have strategically and relentlessly promoted a false … Continue reading

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