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Children Who Are Diagnosed With ADHD Often Carry It On Into Adulthood
2013-03-04 14:17:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Mayo Clinic has found that children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to struggle with the condition into adulthood and experience a host of other psychological problems. Most notably, the study, which was based on 20 years of data, found that a third of kids who were diagnosed with ADHD during childhood still had it as...

2013-02-16 23:02:51

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a special needs school for high-functioning Autism, Asperger´s, LD, ADD and ADHD students, welcomed parents, friends and partners of the school at the Mardi Gras Gala. Guests dined and socialized while fundraising for the non-profit school. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an accredited independent school dedicated to serving students with high-functioning Autism, Asperger´s, LD, ADD and ADHD, hosted a Mardi Gras...

Drug Abuse Significantly Higher Among ADHD Teens
2013-02-12 12:47:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently found the rates of substance abuse and cigarette use are much higher among teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to their non-ADHD peers. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with ADHD have difficulty concentrating, maintaining control over impulsive behaviors and reining in an overabundance of energy. For the recent study, researchers...

iPhone App Tests Your Brain
2013-02-08 18:35:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fascination with the study of split brain, or laterality, is not a new occurrence within the scientific community. Some of the better-known studies, conducted in the 1960s, dealt with individuals whose corpora callosa was surgically severed due to their affliction with epilepsy. While today brain imaging devices are more likely to be used to observe this phenomenon, psychologists continue to engage in research in the field of...

ADHD Diagnoses In Children Rose Dramatically Over Past Decade
2013-01-22 11:26:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reveals that the rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010 with non-Hispanic white children having the highest diagnosis rates. The study also found a 90 percent increase in the diagnosis of ADHD among non-Hispanic black girls in the same time period. The team used data from the electronic...

New ADHD Diagnostic Tool Uses Genetic Variations
2013-01-21 11:55:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite being the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition among children, there is still no official tool for diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In her doctoral thesis, researcher Alaitz Molano, from Spain´s UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, attempted to fill this gap by not only identifying a way to improve the diagnosis of ADHD but also to enhance the current treatments. Experts say...

2013-01-05 05:04:02

Listen to Dr. McNeal´s Interview Via Blog Starting Wed. January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Have kids with ADHD? Need to form habits and routines? In an upcoming edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Cooper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Melinda McNeal, Hey, You! creator. Hey, You! auditory programs use task delineation, mutli-sensory techniques and repetition - all within a consistent home environment - to establish success in...

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