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Eye movements reveal temporal expectation deficits in ADHD

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Emerging evidence shows that small involuntary eye movements are a promising new tool for shedding light on the hidden workings of mental processes like attention and anticipation, cognitive processes that are often impaired in individuals with ADHD .

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Top 5 reasons "ADD" and "ADHD" are misdiagnosed and often NOT actually disorders at all

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

You've heard it before and you've probably experienced it yourself - you just can't seem to pay attention long enough in some class to absorb the information, or you've already learned what is necessary and you're bored out of your mind. Other classmates keep asking too many questions and the teacher keeps repeating the same things over and over.

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Forgetting where you've parked your car could mean ADHD

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

Most of us make silly mistakes from time to time and are able to laugh them off. That's what I used to do when I accidentally left the bath overflowing or mislaid my purse for the umpteenth time.

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Copper Toxicity: A Common Cause of Psychiatric Symptoms

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:47

Dr. William Walsh's research and teaching about advanced nutrient therapy for the treatment of psychiatric conditions changed the way that I practice. I now routinely order a few simple and inexpensive laboratory studies on almost everyone.

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This is what it's like to have ADHD

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:52

Writer and student James Woods wasn't diagnosed as having ADHD until he was at university - and even then he was skeptical. 'At first I was like 'no,' because I was a well-behaved child, and there was no kind of behavioral issues and my knowledge and view of it was the same as everyone else's - like small five-year-old children running around really hyperactive - and I never recognised myself as hyperactive,' he said.

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Authors of mystery-adventure series donate money from sales to charity

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:43

Lewis Owens and his ten-year-old son, Danii, have produced a number of books together, chronicling the adventures of a character named 'Archie'. Sales of the books have been split between a number of charities including the Centre for ADHD and Autism Support , which serves Harrow.

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Scientific analysis reveals that schools really are making children...

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 01:59

Educators in Britain are becoming increasingly alarmed about the prevalence of school programs entitled "lessons in well-being," which have been rolled out under the guise of helping children feel "less stressed amid exam pressure," reports The Daily Mail . At first glance, the idea of attempting to eliminate any jitters about test taking seems a bit foolish, especially if a child spent no time studying.

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Pro Tips For Making Things Easier on Yourself as a Mom With ADHD

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:11

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features , trolling the internet for dance work... Let's get really real for a minute.

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Tips for Sub-Clinical Sadness, Worry, Anger, and ADD

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 20:52

They're sad by nature or because of external events but they're not-as in clinical depression - numb or inert, let alone suicidal . They function, just not as happily as they'd like.

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Central Nervous System Stimulant Drugs Market Expected to Expand at a Steady CAGR through 2025

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:10

Central nervous system stimulant drugs are those substances which speed up the physical and mental processes in the body. Stimulants have a chemical structure similar to monoamine neurotransmitters.

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Black parents don't believe it's possible for the child to have ADHD

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:16

This according to child psychiatrist Dr ursula Kediemetse is the frequent response she get's from black parents when treating their children. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects all ages and sectors of the population equally, say experts in the field - and myths and misconceptions to the contrary are a barrier to diagnosis.

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Vaccination now scientifically linked to learning disabilities in...

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 02:12

Recent research led by the well-known epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Mawson, has led to many shocking revelations about the risks associated with vaccination. One of the most concerning findings of this study, as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. notes, is that vaccinated children are substantially more likely to develop a learning disability.

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New facial recognition findings could help develop new treatments for conduct disorder

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:46

Teenage girls and boys with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and look less at important parts of the face, such as the eyes, when viewing faces, according to a new study published today. Researchers at the University of Bath and the University of Southampton used eye-tracking methods to investigate the causes of emotion recognition difficulties in teenagers with conduct disorder .

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You have dyslexia

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:07

Dyslexia by the books is known as a language based learning disability. According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America , dyslexia can affect reading fluency, decoding, reading comprehension, recall, writing, spelling and sometimes speech.

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Using antidepressants during pregnancy may affect your child's mental health

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:26

The use of antidepressants has been on the rise for many years. Between 2 and 8% of pregnant women are on antidepressants.

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'No shame in talking': Expert's advice on coping with student stress

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 07:29

AS soon-to-be students stock up on houseware and home comforts, an Oxford expert has raised concerns about increasing pressures at university. A new influx of freshers are set to descend on the city, with Oxford Brookes' term beginning in mid September and Oxford University at the start of October.

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Common cerebral white matter abnormalities found in children with autistic traits

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:07

Structural abnormalities in the brain's white matter match up consistently with the severity of autistic symptoms not only in children with autism spectrum disorder , but also, to some degree, in those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who also have autistic traits. This is the finding of a new study, published September 6 in JAMA Psychiatry , which highlights evidence supporting the theory that common, underlying brain mechanisms may be responsible for autistic traits seen in both diagnoses.

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Tips to Ensure Your Young ADHD Child's Success in School

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:33

"Kids with ADHD need more support than others in terms of keeping track of assignments and putting time aside for homework." From wondering about a new teacher's personality to a subject matter's level of difficulty, all children face various concerns and challenges throughout the school year.

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The ceilings have been used for people struggling to sleep and on the autistic spectrum

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:49

A MUM who set up a children's bereavement charity has won a competition to get a starry ceiling in her home in memory of her stillborn son. She has since set up a bereavement charity Jenson's Twinkle Stars in his memory after finding she couldn't get any support for other son Jayden, who was affected by the family's loss.

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Grand Prairie biotech company hopes to gain market share with new ADHD drug

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:05

A North Texas start-up focused on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that generated more than $10 million in revenue in just over a year has launched a second product that it hopes will help boost its position as a leader in treating the brain condition. Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics announced Tuesday that Cotempla XR-ODTTM is now for sale in select markets.

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