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Novel genetic variants for ADHD linked to educational attainment

Added: 05.02.2018 11:30 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Five novel genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been identified by exploiting genetic overlap between ADHD and educational attainment.

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Psychiatric medications are not overprescribed for kids, finds study

Added: 29.01.2018 18:14 | 2 views | 0 comments

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A new study challenges the popular notion that psychiatric medications are overprescribed in children and adolescents in the US. When the researchers compared prescribing rates with prevalence rates for the most common psychiatric disorders in children, they discovered that some of these medications may be underprescribed.

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Amid ADHD spike, doctors urge closer look at sleep issues

Added: 24.01.2018 18:18 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep disorder.

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ADHD medications may reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infection

Added: 02.01.2018 15:32 | 3 views | 0 comments


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a new study.

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MRI shows brain differences among ADHD patients

Added: 22.11.2017 9:31 | 3 views | 0 comments


Information from brain MRIs can help identify people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and distinguish among subtypes of the condition, according to a new study.

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What can Twitter reveal about people with ADHD?

Added: 13.11.2017 11:10 | 13 views | 0 comments


People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder tend to tweet using words like 'hate' or 'disappointed,' messages related to lack of focus, self-regulation, intention and failure and expressions of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion, according to recent research. Better understanding this condition can help clinicians more effectively treat patients.

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Brain imaging reveals ADHD as a collection of different disorders

Added: 07.11.2017 14:08 | 5 views | 0 comments


Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for the cause of the disorder. Based on performance on behavioral tests, adolescents with ADHD fit into one of three subgroups, where each group demonstrated distinct impairments in the brain with no common abnormalities between them.

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Keeping harsh punishment in check helps kids with ADHD, study finds

Added: 07.11.2017 11:30 | 5 views | 0 comments


Cutting back on yelling, criticism and other harsh parenting approaches, including physical punishment, has the power to calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study.

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Many prescription drug users not aware of driving-related risks

Added: 01.11.2017 9:20 | 7 views | 0 comments


A large portion of patients taking prescription drugs that could affect driving may not be aware they could potentially be driving impaired, according to new research.

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The Infuriating Reason Doctors Are Afraid To Get Mental Health Help

Added: 11.10.2017 12:34 | 7 views | 0 comments


There are steps we can take to curb doctors' high suicide rates.

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Two Mothers Open Up About What Happens When Kids With Autism Grow Up

Added: 10.10.2017 15:46 | 6 views | 0 comments


Moms from Los Angeles and small-town Indiana share their parenting journeys.

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Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing Abnormalities

Added: 10.10.2017 14:24 | 8 views | 0 comments


Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold).

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School year 'relative age' causing bias in ADHD diagnosis, says research

Added: 09.10.2017 19:15 | 8 views | 0 comments


Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown.

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Program for parents improves ADHD behaviors in young children

Added: 04.10.2017 17:28 | 11 views | 0 comments


Effective early intervention is crucial for young children with ADHD, due to the unfavorable short-term and long-term outcomes associated with the disorder.

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Online parent training helps young kids with ADHD

Added: 03.10.2017 12:51 | 41 views | 0 comments


Researchers have discovered that brief online or in-person behavioral therapy for parents is equally effective in improving children's behavior and parental knowledge -- a potential game changer for parents strapped for time and access.

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ADHD kids can be still, if they're not straining their brains

Added: 18.09.2017 22:22 | 10 views | 0 comments


Lack of motivation or boredom with school isn't to blame for squirming by children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling are triggered by cognitively demanding tasks - like school and homework. But movies and video games don't typically require brain strain, so the excessive movement doesn't manifest.

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Eye movements reveal temporal expectation deficits in ADHD

Added: 12.09.2017 9:31 | 11 views | 0 comments


A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to research.

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5 People On What It's Really Like To Live With An Invisible Illness

Added: 07.09.2017 17:05 | 11 views | 0 comments


"I always worry that I’ll be defined by something that most people don’t even fully understand."

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Pet Therapy For Mental Health: Four-Legged Volunteers Are Helping Patients

Added: 07.09.2017 13:27 | 11 views | 0 comments


By Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD In my work at McLean Hospital, I am surrounded by psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental

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Common cerebral white matter abnormalities found in children with autistic traits

Added: 06.09.2017 13:56 | 8 views | 0 comments


White matter structural changes in children correspond to severity of autistic traits, a brain imaging study shows.

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