Brain Exercise

Exercise Makes Kids' Brains Bigger, Improves Attention

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:32

Physically fit children not only have healthier hearts and lungs, they have more white matter in their brains, an indication of memory and attention.

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Has ADHD Drug Marketing Given Rise To An Overdiagnosis Epidemic?

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:15

Doctors are alarmed at the high rate of ADHD diagnosis and treatment in the U.S. and point to pharmaceutical companies' marketing and ad campaigns aimed at doctors, educators, and parents.

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Generic Adderall XR Will Hit Market in 2015

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:43

Adderall XR producer Shire has agreed to supply an authorized generic version of the ADHD drug to Sandoz Inc.


Childhood ADHD Linked To Social, Economic Hardships

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:41

Kids with ADHD are more likely to grow up in a poor neighborhood, due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors.


Steroid Injections, Routine For Premature Babies, Linked To Behavioral, Emotional Difficulties

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:00

European researchers link steroid injections, which are routinely administered to premature babies, to behavioral and emotional difficulties as children develop.

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Boys With Autism May Suffer Sleep Issues From Bedroom TVs

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:55

Bedroom access to screen-based media, such as a TV or computer, may yield sleeping problems for boys with autism.


ADHD Drug May Curb Binge Eating

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:10

The ADHD drug Vyvanse could be an effective treatment for binge eating disorder, according to the pharmaceutical company Shire.

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Is ADHD Overdiagnosed? Broad Definition Could Lead To ‘Unnecessary’ Treatment

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:54

Some scientists are concerned about ADHD overdiagnosis, which they say could be causing a large number of children to be given unnecessary medication.


Do Sunny Climates Protect Against ADHD?

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 16:31

Researchers have discovered a link between sunny climates and lower rates of ADHD.

Psychotropic Drugs

Psychotropic Drug Use In Children Has Declined Since 2005

By | Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:15

Today, doctors are less likely to prescribe psychotropic drugs to preschoolers than they were 20 years ago, according to a recent survey analysis.

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ADHD Linked To Inner Ear Problems: Could Studying Poor Hearing Lead To New ADHD Treatment?

By | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:53

Adolescents who suffer from inner ear problems may be at risk of developing ADHD.

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ADHD Is Less Likely In UK Children Than US Children

By | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 16:59

ADHD, a common childhood disorder, is less likely to be diagnosed in UK children than US children.

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Texting And Driving Affects All Teen Driver's Abilities, But Those With ADHD Even More

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 17:42

Texting while driving can have dire consequences for anyone, but these risks may be heightened for people diagnosed with ADHD.

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5 Most Common Mental Disorders Linked To 1 Gene Variant

By | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 15:01

Using powerful genetic tools and a large pool of participants, researchers have found one genetic mutation common among five mental disorders.

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Ways To Naturally Improve Your Focus All Day Long, From Morning To Night

By | Tue, 08/06/2013 - 18:00

Prevent a loss of focus throughout the day at work, home, or school with these natural ways that will keep your mental agility sharp.