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2013-10-15 21:00:36

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Some people grow out of their childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and some don't. In fact, around 50% of individuals diagnosed as children continue to suffer from ADHD as adults. Researchers are trying to understand the reasons why, and relatedly, whether there are any differences that distinguish the two groups. Gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and symptom severity have already been ruled out as potentials. So,...

2013-10-15 20:56:45

Kids in rural poverty score lower on visual, higher on verbal tests of working memory than urban counterparts Studies have long shown a difference in cognitive ability between high- and low-income children, but for the first time, scientists have found a difference between low-income children growing up in rural areas and those growing up in urban environments. Researchers at Dartmouth College have found that children growing up in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual...

2013-10-15 11:55:31

People with ADHD and substance dependence rarely respond as they should to ADHD medication. A randomized study from Karolinska Institutet now shows that it is possible to obtain the desired efficacy by administering the drug in higher doses. The results of the study are published in the scientific journal Addiction. ADHD is much more common in people who use drugs than in the population at large. ADHD can be treated with methylphenidate, a CNS stimulant used for both children and adults....

2013-10-14 23:02:45

Millions of children and adults who are victim to ADD and ADHD can find some relief in a all-natural patented supplement from NeuroGenesis. League City, Texas (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 NeuroGenesis is a supplement formulator whose patented Neu BeCalm’d is helping children and adults around the world deal with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD). An all-natural supplement Neu BeCalm’d supplies the brain with nutrients needed to balance brain...

Kids Benefit From Regular Bedtime
2013-10-14 09:57:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Any new parent has likely heard the advice of seasoned pros sung like a mantra: Keep a schedule. Now a new study from the University College London (UCL) puts some data behind this conventional wisdom, noting that those children who have regular bedtimes are less likely to demonstrate behavioral problems at school. The findings in this study aren’t entirely new, however. Previous research has revealed that regular bedtimes and...

2013-10-12 23:04:55

Al Collins and Elaine Molchanov present on the current ADHD debate. Join the Asheville Jung Center and Chicago Jung Institute live online on 10/19/13 for this Jungian perspective on ADHD. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 The Asheville Jung Center will host Soul in a Hyperactive World: ADHD as a Myth in our Times, on October 19th at 11AM ET. In this Seminar ADHD is the topic as it is examined under the scope of Jungian Analytical Psychology. The presentation will be held online and...

2013-10-10 23:02:16

The 2013-14 season of the UC Davis MIND Institute's Minds Behind the MIND series begins in November with nationally recognized MIND Institute researchers partnering with community representatives to provide the latest information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of many neurodevelopmental disabilities studied at the MIND Institute. Subsequent presentations focus on how technology can aid people with developmental disabilities and on new findings in autism...

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...