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Nature Can Help Your Creativity
2012-12-13 14:51:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feeling a bit of writers block in all your creative endeavors? Maybe you should try heading out for a backpacking adventure into the wilderness, according to research published recently in the journal PLoS ONE. Psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas found that backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices. "This is a way...

2012-12-13 05:02:07

Common sense, planning can help those living with ADHD make it happily through the holidays Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 Dr. Robert Hunt, the Nashville-based practicing attention and mood disorder physician and patent holder for non-stimulant Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication Intuniv, today released a series of tips to help ADD/ADHD patients navigate the unique challenges of the holiday season. For those with ADD or ADHD, the holiday season can be a...

2012-12-10 04:21:29

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who had in-utero exposure to ischemic-hypoxic conditions, situations during which the brain is deprived of oxygen, were significantly more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life as compared to unexposed children, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Pediatrics. The findings suggest that events in pregnancy may contribute to the occurrence of ADHD over and above well-known...

2012-11-21 00:22:24

Results of a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health indicate that a developmental pattern of impulsiveness in young males is linked with gambling problems in late adolescence. Respondents considered to be in the high impulsivity track as early as first grade doubled the odds of meeting criteria for at-risk/problem gambling, and tripled the odds of meeting criteria for problem gambling. The study is the first to link a developmental pattern of...

2012-11-09 13:57:28

-Young adult women are engaging in heavy drinking behavior in greater numbers. -A new study has looked at the influence of impulsivity-related traits and drinking motives on symptoms of alcohol dependence (AD) among college women in their first semester. -Findings indicate an impulsivity trait called 'negative urgency' can predict increases in AD symptoms. An increasing number of women entering young adulthood engage in heavy drinking behavior, placing them at risk of developing alcohol...

2012-10-31 03:36:59

Childhood ADHD could be gateway to smoking in adulthood, say researchers A variation of a particular gene may link the behaviors typical of childhood attention hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, and those associated with smoking, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Childhood ADHD and subsequent smoking in adulthood frequently go hand in hand, say the authors, with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD more likely to start smoking early...

2012-10-26 11:22:55

PHILADELPHIA, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published systematic literature review and analysis of applicable studies has assessed the economic impact of ADHD in the United States. This analysis estimated that annual national excess costs for ADHD ranged from $143 billion to $266 billion. More than 70 percent of these overall excess costs were attributable to adults with ADHD or to adult family members of patients with ADHD. The analysis was published in the...

2012-10-23 11:25:06

CHOP tool helps parents identify values, priorities; prompt doctors to ask helpful questions PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). The new, three-part survey helps steer families and doctors toward "shared decision-making," an approach proven to...

Exercise Can Help School Performance For Kids With ADHD
2012-10-16 16:59:45

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise. Scientists say such “inhibitory control” is the main challenge faced by people with the...

2012-10-16 11:33:14

Including educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without childhood ADHD, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 5...