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2013-10-09 23:29:49

NASA combines BrainTrain Memory Gym with neurofeedback in study. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 NASA scientists are conducting a pilot study to investigate the effects of computerized brain training on the attention and memory of its staff members. The protocol used in the study combines training using the BrainTrain Memory Gym CE and the Neurosky MindWave neurofeedback headset. The object of the study is to determine the value of brain training as it relates to improving...

2013-10-09 11:17:47

Using a common test of brain functioning, UC Davis researchers have found differences in the brains of adolescents with the inattentive and combined subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and teens who do not have the condition, suggesting that the test may offer a potential biomarker for differentiating the types of the disorder. The differences were observed in brain waves exhibited during electroencephalograms (EEGs) of teens with the inattentive and combined...

2013-10-07 15:36:50

SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced today that Sheryl Smith, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology, has published new findings demonstrating a reproducible pathology that may help shed light on anxiety and mood volatility in methamphetamine dependence. In her animal study, Dr. Smith demonstrates that neuroactive stress steroids can trigger identifiable changes to the brains of methamphetamine dependent rats in withdrawal. Interestingly, Dr. Smith notes, these changes appear to be...

2013-10-07 15:28:46

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Esther Sobanski on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Up to two-thirds of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find their disorder persists into adulthood yet only a small proportion of adults ever receive a formal diagnosis and treatment, research suggests. ADHD, a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood, continues into adulthood in the majority of children....

2013-10-02 10:45:23

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration with scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, evaluated offspring from a large cohort of...

2013-09-30 23:18:34

To launch October National Sensory Awareness Month, STAR Center Foundation announces a new scholarship program that will provide financial support for children of military families seeking therapy at STAR Center. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges, is announcing a new scholarship program for children of military parents. This announcement is timed to create greater...

Preschoolers Now Being Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Less Often
2013-09-30 11:17:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After going through a period of increasing prevalence, psychiatric drugs are being prescribed less to preschoolers than they were a decade ago, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The national study of two to five year old children, conducted from 1994 to 2009, indicated that the use of psychiatric prescription drugs, such as ADHD or anxiety medications, peaked between 2002 and 2005 then backed off between...


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